The flavor is definitely tasty, and yes it does have a kick! The execution, however, is lacking. The dressing isn't really dressing...it's a thick guacamole-like consistency. I highly recommend NOT using coconut oil. The reason: you have to melt the oil to get it into a liquid consistency. As soon as you add in your lime juice (if it was kept in the fridge), the whole thing firms/seizes right up because the lime juice is cold. I had to thin the dressing with about 2tbsp of warm water to get it to a manageable consistency again. And then, even if I had started with room temp lime juice, once I mixed the dressing into the salad and it came into contact with the cold kale and cucumber, it clumped right back up. The result was a curdled-looking "dressing". Not pretty. While the coconut oil adds a nice flavor, it just isn't practical in this recipe and I would recommend using olive oil or another neutral oil instead. Also, I prefer to "massage" the kale for a few minutes by rubbing it between my fingers to soften it up a bit - unless you like tough kale. I might play with this recipe a bit to get it to my liking. Thank you for sharing your recipe bmwmom.
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The flavor is definitely tasty, and yes it does have a kick! The execution, however, is...