Avocado & Sesame Kale Salad

I just recently discovered where to buy kale in Istanbul and have since been making all my favorite kale recipes. From kale chips to salads to sautéed kale, I’m loving this kick. This recipe combines Asian flavors with avocado and kale to make a flavorful and savory side-dish or lunch. It has enough personality to have you not looking for more.

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Kale: contains nearly 20 percent of the RDA of dietary fiber in just one cup, is packed with carotenoids and flavonoids that fight against cancer, is anti-inflammatory with its omega-3 fatty acids content, prevents colon, bladder, breast, prostate, ovarian and gastric cancer, promotes cardiovascular health, is essential for detoxification, strengthens the bones, boosts immunity, lowers blood pressure, promotes a healthy immune system, and contributes to healthy vision.

Kale Salad with Sesame and Avocado

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: salad vegan vegetarian kale sesame soy sauce avocado

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 5-6 stems kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, stemmed and halved
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado

For the Dressing

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • Juice of half a lemon

Instructions

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, juice of half a lemon and teaspoon of mustard. Massage with clean hands into the cut kale in order to help break down and wilt its toughness. Next, add the remainder of the ingredients, saving the avocado for the end.

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Serve with slivered avocado and enjoy a nutrient-packed, flavorful dish.

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Delicious!

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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  • http://www.picklesnhoney.com/ Amanda

    This is totally my kind of salad. Kale, avocado, Asian-inspired dressing. I could eat this almost every day. :)

  • http://avocadopesto.wordpress.com/ Vicky

    Sounds delicious. I love sesame seeds on salads!

  • Jonathan Hinkle

    I’m in Istanbul for a few months and am trying to find kale too. Where did you end up finding it?

    • http://www.glowkitchen.com Aylin

      It’s called lahana or karalahana. Sometimes I even find a type of collard green that is tougher and flatter and mimics kale. Let me know how the search goes!