Raw Yam, Apple and Kale Salad

 When it comes to my dinner I am usually pretty simple.  It is usually salads, because that is what I like, and what I crave.  I made this simple kale salad last week for me and Eric, and it was so simple but yet so delicious!  I especially love kale when the cooler temperatures hit because it seems heartier to me.  This time I combined it with yams and apples because that is what I happened to have on hand.  I am all about using what is in your home at the time!  I also added in some dried cranberries for sweetness, almonds for crunch, and hemp seeds for protein.  For the dressing, a simple lemon hemp oil vinaigrette.  I have been in love with hemp oil on salads lately.  It has a flavor similar to olive oil but more nutty.  This salad was so good, we both had a big plate of it.  Elaborate meals are nice sometimes, but often times it is the simple that I love and enjoy the most!

Raw Yam, Apple and Kale Salad
Serves 1-2

1 large bunch of kale, washed and torn into bite sized pieces

3 Tbsp raw hemp oil
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon
sea salt to taste

1 large yam, peeled and cut julienne
1 large apple, thinly sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup raw shelled hemp seeds

Add the kale to a large bowl, then add the dressing and massage into the kale until a little softened and coated.  Add the remaining ingredients and toss together.  Serve!

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