One of my favorite salads is a delicious kale, avocado & brown rice combo. This one is great because you can eat it even when it’s cold out because of one additional ingredient – brown rice. That makes me very hearty and wholesome. It’s also a very simple and filling salad to make. I’ve brought this over to dinner parties and every one always loved it. The key is to “massage” the kale with sea salt. This breaks it down so it’s not as bitter as usual.
Serves around 2 people
- 1 head of Lacinto kale – sliced into small pieces
- 2 plum tomatoes – diced
- 1 clove garlic – minced
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 1 Hass avocado – diced
- 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
Put the sliced kale in a bowl and sprinkle with sea salt, “massage” the kale for at least 2-3 minutes. You will notice the kale’s texture will change. Then add in the diced avocado, minced garlic, diced plum tomatoes, lemon juice, and ground cumin. Mix all the ingredients together. Refrigerate for at least 25 minutes.
Grab another empty bowl and place the brown rice in there. Then add the salad on top of the brown rice.
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Photo Credit: James Wilsher