Kale and Avocado Salad

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I love kale and avocado so, I think putting them together in a salad is a lovely idea.   After trying the combo while eating out, I decided that I would try and make it at home.
I started with a bunch of green kale. I washed it, stemmed it and chopped it. Next I took a very tearfully journey with a strong red onion. I cut it in half and thinly sliced that half.
Now comes the fun part. Time to get intimate with your avocado. I took one ripe avocado, halved it and removed the seed. I squeezed it’s creamy goodness all over the kale and then….I massaged the avocado into the kale. Ok, I could have cut it and mixed it in with a spoon but the results of massaging it gives the kale a creamy coating that is amazing.
After the massaging was completed I added the chopped onion, the juice of 1/2 a lime, 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce and 2 Tablespoons of sesame seeds. I gently mixed it all together and then let it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes. That allowed the kale to soften a bit.

While waiting for my salad to be ready to eat, I picked some fresh cherry tomatoes from my garden. They got chopped and added on top of my salad.

Let me tell you, this is one tasty salad. It makes a great side salad and is hearty enough to have for lunch with a slice of whole grain bread.

 

1 bunch of Kale
1 ripe avocado
1/2 red onion
1/2 lime
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds

I topped mine with cherry tomatoes but you can also add shredded carrots or bell peppers.

One Comment

  1. Cilicia says:

    Sounds YUMMY!