Simple Summer Salad With Strawberries & Kale

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

serves 2

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.

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