June Healthy Summer Challenge Recipe

Published: June 17, 2022


How have you been doing with the Healthy Summer Challenge? We’d love to hear about your progress! Tag us on Instagram and Facebook to show us your healthy Summer. Today, for National Eat Your Veggies Day, we’re sharing a recipe from the Nourish Program'sHow Good Food Works from Seed to Platecookbook, authored by our very own Center faculty. This delicious kale and apple salad is perfect for hot days and getting those veggies in! You can also read more about healthy eating with our nutrition toolkit.

Nourish Recipe: Kale Apple Salad with Lemon Tahini

Yields 6 servings, 1 cup per serving


1 bunch kale, chopped with stems removed

1 cup broccoli florets, chopped and roasted

1 small apple, diced

1/2 cup pepitas

1/2 cup pomegranate arils


1/4 cup tahini

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp honey

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/4 tsp cinnamon

shredded parmesan, to garnish


Small bowl


Large Bowl 

Mixing spoon



  1. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients until smooth, thinning with water to reach the desired dressing consistency.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chopped kale and half the dressing. Massage kale with the dressing until kale just starts to soften and wilt.
  3. Add remaining ingredients: roasted broccoli*, apple, pepitas, pomegranate seeds, and the remaining dressing. Toss to combine. *Roast broccoli at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  4. Top the salad with shredded parmesan to garnish and serve immediately. If serving later, store the vegetables and dressing separately, so you can massage the kale immediately before serving.

Helpful Tips: 

Substitute kale for collard greens, Swiss chard, or spinach. Kale stems can be diced and utilized in salad, if desired.

It isn't too late to join our challenge! Download and print our pdf calendar below, print it out, and then hang it up somewhere you and your kids can easily see. With each completed challenge, Cross it off or put a sticker on each completed challenge, and see how many you can do this month! We’d love to hear how you’re staying healthy this summer, so follow and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter 

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