Decadent Kale and Pomegranate Breakfast Salad

by Maria Theresa Maggi on January 8, 2014

Decadent Kale and Pomegranate Breakfast Salad 3

With all this pomegranate love going on, I thought maybe I better share my decadent update on my morning kale and fruit salad, before the very last of the pomegranates disappear for the year.

Pomegranate seeds up close


I call it decadent because it tastes so darn good–as near to a chewy chocolate bar as I can safely come–but it’s actually quite healthy. I think it was Chef AJ who, in talking about eating kale for breakfast, said over on Healthy Girl’s Kitchen that “If I’m not hungry enough to eat kale, then I can’t really be that hungry.” I’m paraphrasing, but it went something like that, and made good sense to me.

If you’re seriously trying to lose weight, some of the ingredients, like the dried fruit and fruit spread, might be a bit too much on a regular basis. You can change up this dark and delicious dressing to suit your own needs. And if you can do chocolate, sub out the carob powder with cocoa powder. But I tell you, the carob powder is wonderful in this, and doesn’t leave me wishing for anything else.

So here’s my jewel of a late Fall early Winter breakfast salad, with a nod to Gena at Choosing Raw blog and Chef AJ, for the inspiration to come up with it. And once pomegranate season is over, you can experiment with any other dark–or light– fruity sparkle you like. Pears would be great. And blueberries too. Currants. Raspberries. Persimmon. Apple. . .

If at all possible, eat with a silver spoon.  You deserve it.

Maria (moonwatcher)

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1 Veronica January 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm

I would have never thought to put those flavors together, but now that you have, it looks delicious!


2 moonwatcher January 8, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Well, Veronica, every once in a while my entrenched eccentricity hits paydirt! LOL I think this might be one of those kind of things. 🙂 Glad you think it looks delicious!!


3 Nicole O'Shea January 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm

This is some kind of wizard genius craziness you have concocted here, Maria!




4 moonwatcher January 8, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Thanks, Nicole! It IS pretty darn good, if I do say so myself!! LOL


5 Michele January 9, 2014 at 4:27 am

I am looking forward to trying this out, you are so inventive. I feel better when I eat PBWF, but have a hard time with recipes, especially with salad dressings. Yours sounds pretty simple. Is there sugar in the apricot spread?


6 moonwatcher January 9, 2014 at 8:27 am

Thanks, Michele! Nope, no sugar in the spread. I used Simply Fruit brand, but there are others as well. I like to keep my dressings simple–and sugar free when at all possible. I hope you enjoy trying this one out!!


7 Mel January 9, 2014 at 11:28 am

What an interesting idea! I am going to try. 🙂 A stupid question…are the buckwheat groats soaked or toasted or? Thanks!


8 moonwatcher January 9, 2014 at 11:39 am

Welcome, Mel, and thanks for your comment–there are no stupid questions! You could soak or toast the buckwheat groats if you prefer, or if you like them better or digest them better either of those ways, but I just put them in plain old raw. 🙂


9 Mel January 11, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Thanks. 🙂


10 moonwatcher January 11, 2014 at 8:19 pm

You’re welcome. 🙂


11 Cheryl January 16, 2014 at 7:42 am

Maria, this is absolutely delicious! My new favorite! I’ve made it about 5 times already, until I ran out of kale! I used raw organic cacao powder instead of the carob, and I didn’t use the any vinegar because I didn’t have it. And only pomegranate, no grapes, on top. I’ve been sending this link out to anybody who will remotely listen! BTW “Decadent” was the operative word, the one that stirred me to try it. Thanks for taking time to put this together. I love all your posts. Many blessings to you.


12 moonwatcher January 16, 2014 at 9:18 am

Thanks so much, Cheryl! What a lovely way to start my e-mail morning–to find this comment while I am eating my own Decadent Kale and Pomegranate Breakfast Salad!! (Mine has a few fresh pineapple chunks in it this morning.) Wow, I can’t tell you how happy this makes me feel. And I’m so glad you agree that “Decadent” is the operative word. Thanks for spreading the word! And for being a great reader. 🙂


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