Avocado Pesto Kale Salad

Instructions

  1. Stem all the kale and coarsely chop (don’t toss these stems, they are great in stir fries, soups and juice).

  2. Combine both kales, onion, bell peppers and cabbage in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Prepare the dressing by adding all dressing ingredients to a small mixing bowl, and whisk together until mixture is well combined and smooth.

  4. Pour dressing over salad and mix by hand, get in there good making sure to massage the kale as you go. Even kale likes massages.

  5. Serve the salad with the reserved bell pepper slices and pistachios as a garnish topper.

Ingredients

for the dressing

  • 1 clove garlic, sliced thin or minced

  • juice of 1 lemon, rolled to loosen up the juices a bit

  • 2 avocados, pits removed, scooped from skins and smashed

  • ¾ cup Pesto Recipe

  • pinch of salt and pepper, to taste


for the salad

  • 1 bunch dino kale

  • 1 bunch curly kale

  • ½ small red onion, thin julienne

  • ½ red bell pepper, thin julienne (set a bit aside for garnish)

  • ½ orange bell pepper, thin julienne (set a bit aside for garnish)

  • ½ yellow bell pepper, thin julienne (set a bit aside for garnish)

  • ½ C (64 grams) red cabbage, shredded


for the garnish

  • reserved bell pepper slices

  • pistachio, or any other raw or roasted nuts/seeds (about 1 handful)