blogger spotlight: The Healthy Foodie

Kale Salad with a Tropical Twist

This week let’s welcome Sonia from the awesome blog The Healthy Foodie. Sonia is from Québec and her blog is a place where every day meals turn into a celebration of health! Don’t miss another recipe from Sonia  – Refreshing Cucumber Soup – in our Summer 2013 issue.

Today she is sharing a recipe with a healthy favourite… kale. With all these tropical additions; strawberries, mangoes, pineapple and coconut, this salad makes a perfect dinner on a warm summer night… or bring to a family picnic at the beach!

Kale Salad with a Tropical Twist
Serves: 2
  • ½ ripe mango, diced
  • 12 large strawberries, sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut shavings
  • 50g pecan, coarsely chopped
  • 10-12 sweet basil leaves, shredded
  • 4 cups fresh kale leaves, shredded
  • The juice of 2 oranges
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • ¼ cup fresh pineapple, chopped (or canned, unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  1. In a small food processor or blender, mix all the ingredients of the dressing and process until smooth and well combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients of the salad, pour in dressing and mix until all is very well incorporated.
  3. Divide between 2 serving plates and garnish with a fresh strawberry and a pinch of coconut shavings, if desired.
  4. Although it’s preferable to eat this salad right away, it will still keep somewhat well in the refrigerator until the next day.


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  1. Paula says:

    I’ve only eaten kale once, at a dinner party. It was used in a salad and I was surprised that it was not bitter as I was expecting it to be. This salad looks very refreshing and has me thinking I should revisit kale :)


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