Citrusy Kale Salad W/ Blueberries and Pepitas (& Variations)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

From the monthly calgiant.com e-newsletter. For a vegan version, replace the honey with an approved sugar of choice.

Top Review by Kris Morrison

Made this tonight while looking for a new way to spice up the salads in our house. Definitely an Amazing salad. So flavourful! I chose to add some chopped chicken breast, grape tomatoes and crumbled Feta cheese! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Variations-Instead of blueberries and pepitas try any of the following: blackberries and walnuts, sliced strawberries and pecans, raspberries and sliced almonds, marionberries and hazelnuts (<<--Oregon style!). I chose blackberry and walnut. There is a blackberry bush down the street that now is producing and I had to act quickly before the deer devoured my secret stash.
  2. Remove kale leaves from the stem and chop into bite sized pieces (or tear using hands).
  3. Place kale in a large bowl and drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt into leaves, massaging with hands. Do this for a few minutes, massaging the olive oil well into the leaves. Set aside. (Leaves should begin to wilt a little.).
  4. Whisk together lemon and orange juice and zest, remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil and honey. Season with a small amount of salt and pepper to taste. Pour dressing over the kale leaves.
  5. Add the avocado, berries and seeds and toss all together. Do not add the dressing, avocado, berries or seeds to the salad until just before serving.

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