Paleo Summer Salad with Kale and Cabbage

 Summer salad recipe with kale. 

I don't do that many dinner salads in my house, because my kids don't generally eat them.  I love them though, and they are so good for me.  Every time I eat a good serving of raw greens I always feel better, it is kinda science. So I decided I would write a recipe for my favorite salad ever. 

A restaurant here in San Antonio serves one of my most favorite salads ever. Like the kind of dish you crave and go there just to have. If you want to have the original head to General Public.  They use a couple ingredients I am not currently eating (peanuts and dairy), but this salad recipe is super close.

This salad is very fresh and crunchy. If you follow me on social media you know I love jicama. It is the perfect complement to this salad, kinda like croutons. If you decide you like it after having this salad I use it in my house, a lot. We have it raw with lime juice drizzled on top for snack regularly. I also slightly freeze jicama and give it as a teething stick when the babies are having a hard time with teeth coming in. 

The method that I use to cook this chicken makes it so moist (Sidebar: why is that word so awful?). Feel free to use it on any of your other recipes! It really does make the perfect oven baked chicken, that isn't dry, but cooked to perfection. 

This recipe is: Paleo, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free. 

 Dinner salad recipe with best baked chicken.

Serving Size: 2 adults, as a meal

Ingredients:

  • I lb chicken breast tenders
  • 1 cup cubed jicama
  • 1/2 a green apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups finely chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup cashews

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil or avocado oil
  • 3 T orange juice (juice of small orange)
  • 1/3 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt

How to Make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put chicken on a sheet pan, salt and pepper the chicken. Put a piece of parchment paper on top of the chicken. Tuck the parchment paper under the chicken. You will kinda create a tent for the chicken. 
  3. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. 
  4. Meanwhile, combine all the salad dressing ingredients in a mason jar. Shake well. Wash and cut the vegetables and apple. 
  5. Toss the salad dressing with your kale and cabbage.  Put the jicama, apple, and cashews on top. 
  6. Cut up the chicken, put on top of he salad and serve! 
 Cabbage and kale paleo summer salad

All Things... Kale

The main ingredient in this salad is kale. I don't usually like eating it raw, but the dressing really helps to soften it. Kale is so good for us. Check out this whole blog article I did on kale and its benefits.  I also have tons of other kale recipes, see below:

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 Simple paleo summer salad. With the best ever oven roasted chicken, cabbage, kale, and cashews! Easy to make with the most refreshing flavor.