Raw Kale Fruit Salad Recipe – Yum!
Don’t get me wrong I love kale, but truth be told, sometimes the flavor can be a little strong. Inspired by a recipe I saw on a toneitup.com video I decided to lighten up the intense flavor of kale by making a kale fruit salad instead of a traditional savory raw kale salad recipe.
I used baby kale leaves in the kale fruit salad, which have a mild flavor, instead of the mature kale leaves. If you don’t grow your own baby kale, I have seen baby kale available in some super markets in the bagged greens section. Here is a picture of a baby Red Russian kale leaf from our garden:
I also shredded the kale very thinly for the raw kale salad recipe, you can either use a food processor with the slicing blade or just use a good old sharp chef’s knife. My husband says this is key. (Thanks for the input honey!)
I then added some chopped fruit I had on hand. It was near the 4th of July so I decided to use flag colors and chose strawberries and blueberries, but I am sure any type of fruit would do. I also added some coconut flakes for color, flavor, and texture. I should call it the red, white, blue, and green kale salad!
The dressing I made was pretty simple: I used avocado, banana, citrus, and some honey and blended it in the Vitamix. (My favorite blender of all time!)
Once I mixed everything together the final result was a sweet and crunchy kale fruit salad that even my husband enjoyed! (He usually prefers romaine or baby spinach salads over kale.) Hope you like it too!
Here is the full recipe:
Raw Kale Fruit Salad
2 cups shredded baby kale leaves
1/3 cup sliced strawberries
1/3 cup blueberries
1/3 cup shredded coconut (dried or fresh)
Raw Kale Fruit Salad Dressing
1/4 cup orange juice
1 small ripe banana
1/4 an avocado
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
pinch white stevia powder to taste for extra sweetness (optional)
Assemble all the salad ingredients in a bowl. Blend all salad dressing ingredients in a high-speed blender. Toss the salad and dressing together and serve. Will last for a few days in the fridge if you can’t eat it right away. Serves 1 or 2. Enjoy!
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Hope you are having a healthy and happy summer!