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Kale and Avocado Salad with French Dressing

This is for sure my go-to salad. I always make up this dressing in big batches as it will last for at least a few weeks. Then it’s always ready to go and you can use it on all kinds of salads too! I also always like to dress the kale first thing so that it wilts slightly whilst I’m preparing everything else. It makes it a lot softer and nicer to eat, not so chewy!

  • Cuisine: Vegan lunch/dinner
  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total time: 10 Minutes
  • Servings: Makes 2 large portions
  • Requires: Blender, knife, chopping board, mixing bowl

Ingredients

For The Dressing: (makes 200ml)

The Salad: (makes 2 large portions)

  • 1 small handful of curly green kale
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 whole avocado
  • 1 small handful of baby spinach

Method

  • Dressing:

    • Place all ingredients except the olive oil into the blender
    • Turn blender on using the lowest speed
    • Slowly add in the oil turning up the speed on the blender as you do so waiting for it to emulsify

    Salad:

    • Julienne and finely chop all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl
    • Dice the avocado
    • Add in about 50ml of the dressing and mix well
    • Add a little bit of extra salt and serve

    Top with some mixed seeds if you like for a garnish.

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Author Jay Halford

I am a health-conscious chef specializing in plant-based cuisine that incorporates juice programmes, food programmes, online cooking courses, recipes and educational resources that inspire the pursuit of a healthier way of living. I believe that your diet is supposed to be your greatest ally, supporting you to feel strong, look good, think clearly and achieve your goals, nothing less. A consistent healthy plant-based diet does that 100% - and I am committed to helping you experience its real healing power so that once you discover it, you'll never want to look back.

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