Recipe by weeble
"This is a delicious summer salad. Great as a dinner salad with some grilled chicken or fish, or as a side. This is my first experience with kale, and I'm hooked! Add nuts (walnuts, cashews, slivered almonds), sunflower seeds, or dried fruit (cranberries or cherries) for some added texture and deliciousness! I also like to add thinly sliced red bell peppers or Shepherd peppers; it is a salad, anything goes! The citrus vinaigrette is light and refreshing. Sometimes I want a sweeter vinaigrette, hence the addition of marmalade. Apricot would work well, too. A great summertime salad."
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avocado - peeled, pitted, and cubed
mango - peeled, seeded, and cubed
chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
cucumber, thinly sliced
rice wine vinegar
sunflower seed kernels, or to taste
orange marmalade, or to taste
We LOVE Kale and we LOVED this recipe. It has everything ingredient in it that we like, so this was a great and refreshing change from the usual salad for dinner. Lite and tangy and you can taste every ingredient. No need to tweek either. I made it as written. So good! Thanks weeble for a winner! I'll make this again and again!
A very good, gentle tasting salad. For me, I would prefer a bit more bitterness in the dressing, but for my family it was perfect.
This was a lovely combination of tastes and textures. The dressing was perfect - hint of sweetness but not overly sweet. Loved the combination of mangoes and avocados and the chick peas added a bit of substance or "meatiness" to the salad. I made it as per the recipe and it was delicious! If I were to tweak, I would add some dried cranberries for an additional color contrast - but definitely didn't need it for the flavor. I suspect you could also sub spinach for the kale and it would still be wonderful.
I made this before it was kitchen approved. A delicious salad, summer and all year long. I love salads and like to try different ones. I did not add the poppy seeds or sunflower seeds(personal preference)
Left all else as is~~~yummy. Thanks for sharing weeble...
I really liked this recipe! The kale I grew in my garden was really mild and not bitter. I did not have enough mango so I added some pineapple, Yum! I added about 1/4 cup of sugar and no marmalade. I also didn't have rice wine vinegar, so I used red wine vinegar. No chickpeas, no cucumber, no poppy seeds. My husband is not a big vegetable person but he really liked it. We ate almost all of it between the two of us in one sitting! Delicious!
I didn't tweak this delicious salad at all! It made a lovely supper on a hot summer's evening. Thanks for sharing Weeble!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Summer Kale, Avocado, Mango, and Chickpea Salad with Citrus Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 270
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