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This is a close up overhead image of a white platter with kale salad with avocado, snow peas, an orange dressing, toasted pine nuts, and puffed quinoa. Recipe

Crunchy Kale Avocado Salad + Ginger Carrot Dressing

Kale Avocado Crunch Salad is loaded with healthy ingredients and topped with a deliciously sweet Ginger Carrot Dressing.

Prep: 15 minCook: 0 minTotal: 15 min
Servings: serves 4

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 3 cups chopped kale, de-stemmed and roughly cut
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons puffed quinoa

Dressing:

Instructions

  1. Pull the leafy greens away from the center stalk of the kale leaves.
  2. Discard the stalk and roughly cut the leaves into smaller, bite sized pieces.
  3. Place into a large bowl.
  4. Add the avocado oil and lemon juice to the bowl with the kale.
  5. Use your hands to massage the oil and juice into the surface of the leaves and set aside for 5 minutes. This will soften the kale and make it easier to chew.
  6. Place all the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds. Set aside and assemble the rest of the salad.
  7. Place the kale on a large serving platter or keep it in the large bowl.
  8. Tuck the snow peas and sliced avocado into the top of the salad.
  9. Drizzle the top of the salad with the dressing. This makes for a decent amount of dressing so eyeball it to your liking, and serve the remaining dressing on the side in case anyone wants more.
  10. Toast your pine nuts on the stovetop over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes shaking or stirring frequently until golden and fragrant. 
  11. Top the salad with the toasted pine nuts and puffed quinoa. 

Nutrition Info:

  • Serving Size: 1.5 cup of salad
  • Calories: 177
  • Sugar: 10.3g
  • Sodium: 45mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.8g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Protein: 4.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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