Kale, Sprout & Avocado Salad
A few months ago I was inspired to expand my culinary horizons by exploring the world of raw foods. While I am no where close to becoming a vegetarian, I decided that I could certainly benefit by incorporating more raw vegetables and fruit into my diet.
You might recall my post about green smoothies and how I fell madly in love with this powerful drink that essentially replaced my breakfast. It’s still a breakfast that I enjoy practically every day although recently there have been a few very chilly mornings that called for a hot warm bowl of oatmeal. (Follow this link for my favorite oatmeal with caramelized bananas.)
It was at the same time that I fell in love with green smoothies that I also fell in love with an extremely simple lacinato kale salad that is easy to prepare and tastes fantastic. Additionally, it is very energizing and satisfying. I hope you’ll enjoy this salad as much as I do! The kale is invigorating!
At this time, I would like to confess that I baked a nice batch of brownies last night and eating this salad for lunch makes me feel just a tad less guilty about feeding my chocolate obsession. :)
- 6 to 8 lacinato (dinosaur) kale branches, stem removed
- 1 avocado
- ½ cup alfalfa sprouts
- 2 tablespoon slivered almonds (or other chopped nuts)
- ½ lemon, juiced
- Sea salt, to taste
- Remove stems from lacinato kale, and rough chop.
- Cube avocado.
- In a large bowl, combine kale, alfalfa sprouts, and avocado. Squeeze lemon juice over the salad. Add slivered almonds, season with salt and gently toss.
- Serve immediately.