Strawberry Feta Salad with Baby Kale

Baby Kale Salad with Strawberries and Avocado
With unusually warm weather here lately, the garden is sprouting and some plants are producing already. Our kale tripled in size this week, so I decided to harvest some of the leaves while they were still unbelievably tender. Baby kale is also often available in the produce section of local grocery stores. This poppy seed dressing takes less than 2 minutes to make and it tastes much better and much fresher than the store-bought varieties. You can substitute any kind of nuts for the walnuts–sliced almonds, chopped hazelnuts, or pumpkin seeds would be good too.

Strawberry Feta Salad with Baby Kale
Serves 4
Salad Ingredients
4 cups chopped gently torn baby kale, stems removed
Pinch of sea salt
1 cup sliced organic strawberries
1 avocado, chopped
1/3 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1/4 cup feta cheese

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1. Put the kale in a large salad bowl and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt. Toss.
2. Add the strawberries, avocado, walnuts, and feta cheese. Toss gently.
3. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper. Whisk until mixed well.
4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Serve.

Adapted slightly from Two Peas & Their Pod


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8 Responses to Strawberry Feta Salad with Baby Kale

  1. Eha says:

    Strawberries with kale and poppy seeds to boot – this makes the recipe most interesting . . . shall most definitelt try . . . have bookmarked . . .

  2. ciao! i can taste the flavours…great shot.

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  5. Sara Clark says:

    When I googled baby kale salad (because my kale in my garden is going crazy!), the first web result was yours… I am born and raised in the cowichan valley as well. Looking forward to following you and utilizing your recipes! They all look delicious so far.

    • Hi Sara–I was born and raised in this beautiful valley too and have lived here all my life! Note that I don’t post to this blog any more because I have a new blog, Flavour and Savour that I post new recipes to regularly. I hope you’ll subscribe! Enjoy that kale!

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