Last week pineapples were on sale everywhere……So I bought 5. Don't judge
And I bet I am not the only one that got overly excited at $1.50 pineapple and bough themselves a few. We will just call ourselves opportunists. Now we have plenty of pineapples and don't have to pay the $4 a piece prices. (Justification)
But if you don't have a pineapple laying around, you must go get one. (Maybe if your lucky, there might still be some sales going on) because you must make this salad. I am on a mission to make everyone I know eat it because, for lake of a better way to say it…….It will rock your world.
Dill and pineapple are a serious match made in heaven. Pineapple, with its sweet, tangy, citrusness and dill with it's super fresh earthiness. Mixed together with a few other helpers to create a fresh, clean, chunky, tangy, over the top, flavor. I could stop right there, but toss in a handful of lentils, some creamy avocado and a bed of kale…It's like the best spring time, celebration on you tongue, happiness in you tummy, kind of salad.
A salad that will make you smile. (and maybe buy 5 pineapples)
Stuff for the goodness. We got the kale, some avocado because all salads should have avocado and some cooked lentils because, well, all salads should have lentils (or beans or nuts.. so you could totally something else) Then a few sprigs of fresh dill, a clove of garlic, red wine vinegar, salt and a bowl of chunked up pineapple. The pineapple, dill, garlic, red wine vinegar, a splash of water and a pinch of salt get blended in a blender or whatever blending device you use. Go as smooth or chunky as you like, I recommend going smooth, but leaving a little chunk, like half blended.
The prep is done, now compile. Kale in bowl, top with lentils,. Toss on avocado chunks, and, last but not least, the blended pineapple dill mixture.So good……So so good.
So Good Pineapple Dill Kale Salad
- 3 cups washed and chopped Kale
- 1/2 a avocado, diced
- 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
- 1-2 springs fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 cup cooked lentils (or any bean or nut will do)
Note. No fresh dill? You can use dried, just sub in 1 teaspoon for the fresh and after blending with the pineapple, let sit a little longer to really let the flavors meld together.
Place pineapple, dill, pinch of salt, vinegar and garlic into a blender or whatever you own that blends and blend stuff together, leaving it a little chunky. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
Kale goes into a bowl and add the lentils and diced avocado. Pour the blended pineapple on. Toss around.