Kale Salad w Avocado and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Prep Time

5-7 minutes

Cooking Time

3 minutes

Yields

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup lightly packed cilantro, chopped¬†
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 head of kale
  • 1 large red onion, diced or scallions
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed and finely chopped
  • 2 avocado

Directions

If using fresh, pumpkin seeds, start by heating 2 tablespoons of the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the seeds and cook until you can smell their nutty aroma, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, combine the kale, cilantro, tomatoes and onion. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, juice, vinegar, garlic and remaining 4 tablespoons of oil. Add the vinaigrette to the kale mixture and toss to combine.

Halve the avocados, pit and peel. Place 1 avocado half on each of 4 plates and top each serving with some of the kale salad. Season to fast with salt and pepper.
 

Credit

Crystal Baus