RSS Feed

A Few of My Favorite Things

Posted on

Now that I’m back on DietBet, you will notice a lot of upcoming posts on healthy meals and snacks that are easy to prepare. And today’s post is a perfect example! As some of you may have noticed, I have a healthy obsession for Farro and Dino kale – and who doesn’t love avocado? One of my favorite San Francisco pizza restaurants, Ragazza, makes an incredible kale salad with Farro, spring carrots, fennel and Green Goddess dressing. This morning I woke up with the urge to make a healthy salad to bring with me to work for lunch, and I just happened to have most of the ingredients to recreate the Ragazza salad (with some minor adjustments):

Kale and Farro Salad, serves 1

  • 1 bunch of Dino kale, slivered
  • 1/4 cup of pearled Farro, prepared as directed
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 10 1/4 inch cucumber slices, quartered
  • small handful of almond slices
  • 1/4 avocado, diced

Green Onion and Avocado Dressing (1 portion)

  • 1 green onion (scallion)
  • 1 TB avocado
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt and pepper

Blend dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth, adding the oil in a slow, steady drip. The dressing won’t keep more than a few days in the fridge, so it’s probably best to make a small amount. Add to salad ingredients and toss to combine, serving immediately.

kale salad

I love the crunch of this salad, juxtaposed with the smoothness of the avocado and the dressing. And the Farro adds a healthy amount of protein and whole grains, which is a plus. It’s also an incredibly filling salad, so it feels like an actual meal and not something that leaves you with cravings for bread or other starchy foods.

You could also double or quadruple the ingredients and make this salad for a large group, perhaps along side some soup or seared lamb. And if you do have fennel on hand, chop it into very thin slices and add to the salad. Either way, this is certainly a delicious way to stay healthy!

About Kelsey

Kelsey is a food and wine lover residing in Napa, California, where she does marketing for a boutique wine collective. She previously lived in San Francisco for over six years, where her blogging journey began. She loves to cook seasonal meals and experiment with new wine pairings. She has been drinking and learning about wine with her father since she was 14, and cooking in the kitchen with her mother since she was 6. Both of her parents taught her well about seasoning and flavors, and she continues to learn more with every meal that is made.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Candid with a Corkscrew

A Sommelier's Misadventures Abroad

Fit Brit

Fitness & Life Chronicals

shady morels

honest food


So close to wine

Homemade with Mess

who wants life to be tidy when you can have more fun making a mess??!

marina girl eats

Technical Cooking Skills for an Unconventional Cooking Life

The Crafty Cook Nook

Preserving Food, Stories, and Place

Lacy Travels

Feed Your Travel & Inspiration Bug

What's in the glass tonight

I love New Zealand wine

Linda in the Kitchen

seasonal eats & healthy treats, made with Love.


Natural & organic wine in the San Francisco Bay Area

That Great Little Spot

discoveries of the millennial traveler: a writer, photographer, beach bum, adventure junkie and street food connoisseur


favorites from around the globe

The Wine Wankers

G’day, you’re at the best wine blog ever! We're all about wine; without the wankery.

%d bloggers like this: