The inspiration for this side dish came from a memorable hot lentil salad that I had at a restaurant a few years ago. It is an excellent accompaniment to chicken or turkey. You can use sweetened or unsweetened dried cranberries, depending on how much you like tart flavors! I usually use sweetened because I like the combination with the bitter kale. I also usually double this recipe and cook it in my wok instead of a frying pan, but I also love leftovers!
Hot Cranberry Spinach Salad
Yield 2-4 servings
- Heat coconut oil in a skillet (cast iron works well here) over medium-high heat.
- Add kale with 1 Tbsp water. Cook, stirring frequently, until kale has softened, 3-4 minutes.
- Add cranberries and continue to cook 2-3 more minutes.
- Add spinach. If the kale is starting to stick, also add another Tbsp of water. Stir and cook until spinach is wilted. Stir in almonds and add salt to taste.