I know this is the second time (in a very short while) that I have posted a kale salad. But here’s the deal, I love kale. It is one of the few things I look forward to every single day. I seriously believe I could survive off of raw kale and red wine for the rest of my life. Add avocados and dark chocolate, and I know I could survive and be very very happy.
Anyways, since I eat raw kale salads all of the time, occasionally I find myself doing new and exciting things with them… like adding bananas and strawberries. And occasionally it turns out to be an absolutely terrific idea. This is one of those times.
I know the combo of everything sounds a little weird, but trust me- it’s terribly delicious. It is much closer to a fruit salad than a traditional salad, but adding kale makes it the best of both worlds.
If you try it out, let me know what you think. I know I will be adding kale to all of my fruit salads from now on. Yum!
And for those of you who celebrate, have a very Happy Easter!!!
Fruity Kale Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing
- 6 large leaves of fresh kale, rinsed and dried
- 1 banana, chopped
- 3 strawberries, sliced
- 4 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 half of an avocado, cubed
- 1 clementine, or half of an orange peeled and divided
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1 tbsp cilantro (chopped fresh is best, but I used dried)
- 1/4 cup dried coconut
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp agave
- 1 tsp flaxseed
To prep Kale:
- dash or two of salt
First, chop up kale into bite sized pieces like so:
Next, mix up the ingredients for the dressing in a separate small bowl until well blended.
Then, salt the kale leaves lightly and toss.
Massage the dressing (using your very clean hands) into the leaves until the kale becomes wilty and well coated with the dressing.
Now, in a separate bowl, take all of the chopped fruit (except for the avocado) and toss with cilantro.
Mix fruit with the wilted kale.
Top with the chopped avocado and a little more of the dried coconut.
Voila… fruity kale salad!