Posted by / Sunday, May 15, 2011

Curly Kale Salad with Avocado

While shopping yesterday at SOTJ market presented by The Market Umbrella I was really looking forward to my first greens of the season. I was also looking for something different than the collards I had done in the past. Thanks goes out to Adam over at Fertile Crescent Farm. Curly kale is what he suggested, pointing me in the direction of recipes on his website. The unique part to this salad was the rubbing of a ripe avocado with lemon juice throughout the salad.

Do yourself a favor - visit your local farmers market and give this salad a try. I promise you will not be disappointed.

2 Bunches kale, washed, dried and chopped
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
1 medium apple, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 whole, ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Tamari soy sauce or Bragg's Amino Acids
1/2 cup cashews, raw, chopped

Wash, de-stem and chop kale. Place in large bowl. Add lemon juice and avocado. Mix together with your hands until the avocado is smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Thanks Adam (above) for some wonderful kale and an even better recipe to be shared for years to come! I really wish I had this recipe back during my 12 day vegan challenge!

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well


  1. That sounds fantastic! I think I have all the ingredients here for lunch :) Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Let me know Monica, Oh the flavor! Who thought vitamins tasted so good?


  3. Well, I had most of the ingredients. My avocado wasn't ripe enough and I didn't have raw cashews. I used sunflower seeds instead and it was a great lunch!


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An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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