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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Raw Kale Salad with Lime Mango Mustard Dressing

Serves 4
Preparation time - 5 minutes
+ 30 minutes for the kale to sit

Served with cherry tomatoes, lebanese bread and hummus.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls weren't the only thing on the menu for the 'indoor picnic' we had with my friends on Saturday. Before devouring the cinnamon rolls we had a raw kale salad with a tangy lime mango mustard dressing. Healthy, fresh and a welcome change to the usual lettuce salad with vinaigrette. I loved this dressing and will make a big batch next time to keep in the fridge for week day lunch salads.

Ingredients

For the kale salad
10 cups curly kale washed and ripped into bite-sized pieces (it will shrink by half)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T of lemon juice
1tsp sea salt
1 avocado, chopped
Pepper, to taste


The lime mango mustard dressing

For the lime mango mustard dressing
1 ripe mango, sliced
2 T of grainy dijon mustard
1 tsp honey or agave syrup
2 T lime juice
1 garlic clove
1 tsp grated fresh ginger

Directions
Put the kale with the minced garlic, lemon and salt in a large bowl then massage the kale with your hands for about 5 minutes, the kale will soften and reduce in volume as the salt and lemon draw out the water. Add the pepper and the avocado, cover and leave in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour for the flavors to come out. 

For the dressing, simply place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Bon App├ętit!

My lovely friends at our improvised 'indoor picnic'

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