Smoked Maple Kale Salad

Smoked Maple Kale Salad

Salad Ingredients:

1/2 bunch kale--just the leaves (discard the stems), chopped

1 avocado--chopped

2 ripe tomatoes--chopped

3 Persian cucumbers--chopped

pomegranate seeds from 1/2 pomegranate

1 block tofu--sliced, pressed

juice from 1/2 lemon

juice from 1/2 lime

squeeze orange juice

salt 

pepper

Smoked Maple Dressing (see below)

Salad Method:

*Mix lemon and lime juice in a large bowl. Add chopped kale to bowl with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Massage juice/salt into kale and let sit 10 minutes, massaging occasionally.

*Prep other veggies/fruit. Drizzle a wee bit of orange juice over the avocado to keep it from turning brown. Set aside. Grill pressed tofu for 2-3 minutes on each side. Cut into bite sized pieces. Set aside.

*Add veggies, pomegranate seeds, and tofu to the massaged kale. Mix well. Drizzle with dressing (see below). Toss. Adjust seasoning. Serve. Enjoy! 

Smoked Maple Dressing Ingredients:

3 tablespoons light vinegar (I used Tropical Spice from Sapore. You can also use a white balsamic, other fruity vinegar, or red wine vinegar).

1 1/2 tablespoon smoked olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup

salt

pepper

Dressing Method

*Whisk and serve! Enjoy :D

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