Whenever me and the mister get invited / show up for dinner at someone's house, I like to bring at least one thing to contribute to the meal. First, because I am nice like that. Secondly, because I get to make food for other people besides Nick and get new feedback on recipes. (Sometimes I think he tells me things taste amazing when they might not) And thirdly, its nice to mess up someone else's kitchen besides my own. So last night we went to my sisters and I made a salad. A very easy and virtually mess free salad…….I still made a mess (I cleaned it up myself!)
The salad I made was a light, crisp, and citrusy thing of beauty. Not exactly what one would think to eat on a freezing my face off cold day, but hey, you can't help what the body craves. Plus, if you make it for. lets say, a sister that is making french fries and hamburgers for dinner..then a light and citusy salad is just what you need. Feedback from the mouths that ate it….Fanstastic combo! Best Salad ever! Never going to eat anything else! Ok, not so dramatic, but this was a winner. And for real, this salad takes about five seconds to compile and all the ingredients are really accessible right now so really, why not?
Nice crisp kale. Thinly slices red onion for a nice bite. Orange for that sweet citrusy and juicy smack and avocado to add a perfect creamy finish. Lime to make it perfect. Start with the base layer of kale… then first goes the sliced onion. (Make sure it's thinly sliced or else it will be to overpowering) Add thinly sliced oranges…oh boy, your half way there!!!
Top with thinly sliced avocado, a sprinkle of salt and drizzle with lime juice. I also served with an extra wedge of lime, there is never too much lime.
Now you can stand back, take a picture, send to all your friends and make them jealous of you fantastically pretty and oh so delicious salad. They will ask, "What is that amazing looking dish you are eating?" Your response will be.."Check out the blog..the lovely crazy…and make it yourself! " (yes, I am shamelessly plugging myself here)
Anyway, enjoy the day and try to keep warm!
Citrus Avocado Salad (Makes 2)
- A few good handfuls of kale leaves
- 1 orange
- 1 avocado
- 1 lime
- 1/2 a red onion
Remove tough stems from kale and chop leaves into small month sized pieces. Thinly slice onion, peel and thinly slice orange and cut avocado into…yup you got it, thin slices.
Kale into bowls, top with onion, orange and avocado. Top with the juice of half a lime…Add a sprinkle of salt.