The arrival of strawberries at the farmers markets has announced the official start of summer! One of my favorite ways to enjoy fresh strawberries is in a simple salad.
Simple Summer Salad With Strawberries & Kale
Ingredients for the dressing
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- optional: 1 tsp. agave or maple syrup
Ingredients for the salad
- 4 cups kale, shredded
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 cup strawberries, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. chopped cashews (or your favorite nut or seed)
- salt and pepper to taste
Stir dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or cup.
Place kale in a large bowl. Pour in dressing and use your hands to massage dressing into kale, until it begins to wilt (2-3 minutes).
Stir in avocado, strawberries and cashews. Transfer to plates and sprinkle with salt and pepper.