Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing & Hemp

Look at me! More kale! Yay!

Nothing makes me prouder than a palatable kale recipe. OK, so I’m clearly striving for more than just palatable. I want kick-ass kale salads, ones that make people NOT hate kale.

I’ve made it known that I;m trying to cut back on fruit, but strawberry season is getting good, and how can I not indulge myself just a little?

Avocado is my go-to kale pairing. Avocados and kale are virtually my peanut and jelly. My spaghetti and tempeh/walnut meatballs. My mac and cauliflower cheese. Nothing quite breaks down kale like avocado.

I was low on kale the second night I had some and it was just as yummy with some lettuce thrown in. I also added some pistachios I had leftover from my last kale salad, and that was great, too. So clearly, the moral of the story is, add in whatever you’d like!

1 bunch lacinato kale, chopped

5 strawberries, sliced

1 cup sliced almonds or pistachios

1 large or 2 small avocados

2 tbsp hemp seeds

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp poppy seeds

Sea salt and black pepper

  • Scoop out the meat of one avocado (or one large avocado half) and massage it into the kale until it’s tender
  • Toss with almonds, strawberries and hemp seeds
  • Cube the other avocado or avocado half and toss in as well
  • Whisk together lemon juice, oil, poppy seeds, sea salt and black pepper
  • Pour dressing over portions of salad and serve

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