[F]orgive me, belly. I’ve done you wrong. I mean… I’ve done you so so so right, but wrong wrong wrong.
I’ve done you with too much macaroni and cheese. I’ve done you with ALL of the gumbo in New Orleans, the smothered greens, the doughnuts, the doughnuts again… I’m sorry. It was delicious so you’re welcome… and I’m sorry.
You deserve a break. Enjoy this salad. It’s just about time to start making fudge. Hold on tight.
Let’s talk about these green things.
Kale is chopped nice and fine. It’s raw and fibrous so smaller bites are better.
Romaine lettuce is light and crunchy… chop that business nice and fine, too!
Tangerines and sweet and perfect right now. Grab those.
Avocados for always, and sesame seeds because we’re going to need something to get stuck in our teeth to embarrass us later. If you want to leave out the sesame seeds, you might as well go ahead and walk around with your pants zipper accidentally unzipped to properly embarrass yourself. It’s the way of a Monday.
To soften my kale, I rubbed it with a bit of olive oil and sea salt. It’s a kale massage… a totally normal thing to do.
Once the kale is massaged, the dressing ingredients go into a small jar.
Rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, pepper. Toss is a tiny bit of fresh, minced garlic if you’re feeling it.
In a jar. Seal the lid Shake like mad.
Citrus segments and avocado are a dream combination. Bright and juicy meets soft and creamy. As the salad is tossed together, the orange segments may split and the avocado may mash a bit making these elements a lovely addition to the sesame dressing.
More with the sesame, salt, and pepper.
Now is a good time for you to grab a fork. Your belly will thank you for this not-doughnut-salad.
Not that you’ve been eating doughnut salads… that’s me. I’ve been all over that.Print
Kale, Avocado, Tangerine, and Sesame Salad
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- 3 heaping cups clean and well-chopped kale
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- pinch of salt
- 3 heaping cups clean and well-chopped romaine lettuce
- 2 tangerines, peeled and divided into segments
- 1 large ripe avocado, sliced
- 1 1/2 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon honey
- fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
- coarse sea salt, to taste
- Place kale in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Massage the oil and salt into the kale.
- Add the romaine, tangerines, and avocado the the bowl.
- Sprinkle with black sesame seeds.
- In a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, and pepper. Place the lid on the jar and shake vigorously until emulsified. If you don’t have a jar, whisk the ingredients together in a medium bowl until well combined.
- Drizzle the dressing over the greens, oranges, and avocados. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 2 large or 4 small servings
I was looking for a salad recipe to try ( I get fed up with lettuce/tomato/cucumber). I omitted the honey as I’m vegan and I would highly recommend this recipe! Perfect for lunch or as a side salad with Mexican food :)
This looks so yummy. Which shocks me because I prefer my food smothered and covered. Pinning to try this week since I accidentally bought some kale.
The prettiest salads and the funniest posts! My liver thanks you!
The Queen of Dreaming
So good for after-holidays ;)
Kate Ramos (@holajalapeno)
What gorgeous photos! And that sesame dressing? Yes, please! I need something like this after the caramel corn attack I participated in last night—oops! :)
This is inspired me to make my own salad, I hope to share it tomorrow :)
So delicious this is!
Made this last night (after buying the ingredients a little over a week ago and worrying that they might actually go bad). It was yummy! Thanks for changing my hesitant relationship with kale. We were off to a bit of a rocky start as I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to eat that icky thing down the middle! Adding the oil and salt massage definitely helped soften things up and it was a delicious salad. Thanks for sharing! :)
its so beautiful.
wow,that looks delishh!
This is so yummy! I made as directed (2 big dinner salads instead of 4 small), but tossed in some sautéed shrimp to give it a bit of protein. I’d definitely make again, but maybe use a tad less dressing, which was delicious – I just felt like my salad was a little overdressed.
Joy, this looks amazing! Im planning on making it for dinner. What protein do you think would pair deliciously with this salad?
I tried this last week and it was amazing. I used a bag of kale mix salad because it was on sale and it was just so so good. My whole family devoured this and took it the next day for lunches. It reminded me of a spinach salad, but even better. I will be making this at least once a week!
I just tried these avocado-tangerine salad!!! and they are AMAZING!!! you are the best!! Thanks for all these amazing recipes! BTW, a nice website on chocolate can be found here https://thecandylandstore.com/
Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul
Yummy! I want to make this right now!
I’ve been on your site a lot lately reading all about your adventures in Nola. I’m hoping the have the opportunity to move there (if only for the winter) in 2015. Your blog makes me even more excited to spend more time in that city :)
love from NYC <3