Your guide to making a yummy (smile-worthy) salad!

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May 19th, 2016

Need a mouth-watering (and mouth/teeth friendly) recipe for your memorial day celebration? We’ve got you covered!

Summertime Apple Salad:

What you’ll need:


  • ½ cup pecans
  • 8 ounces kale
  • 4 to 5 medium radishes
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (or cherries)
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese, chilled


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon smooth Dijon mustard
  • 1½ teaspoons honey
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

What you’ll do:

Preheat the oven to 350, and spread the pecans on a baking tray. Toast until lightly golden and fragrant, about 5-10 minutes, turning them once or twice to ensure even baking. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Remove the tough kale stems from the leaves, and discard the stems. Use a chef’s knife to chop the kale into small, bite-sized pieces. Transfer the kale to a big salad bowl. Sprinkle a small pinch of sea salt over the kale and massage the leaves with your hands by lightly scrunching big handfuls at a time, until the leaves are darker in color and fragrant. Thinly slice the radishes (this is easier to do if you first chop off the root end so you can place the base of the radish flat against your cutting board), and add them to the bowl. Coarsely chop the pecans and cherries and add them to the bowl. Chop the apple into small pieces and add it to the bowl as well. Crumble the goat cheese over the top. In a smaller separate bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour the dressing over the salad. Toss until the salad is evenly coated with dressing. For best results, let the salad marinate in the dressing for 10-20 minutes before serving.

Remember to keep your TEETH in mind when planning meals:

T – Take time to plan your meal

E – Eat from the pyramid—remember all of the food groups

E – Everything in moderation–don’t overeat :)

T – Timing is important, cook food the appropriate amount of time

H – Have fun!

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