Festive baby kale Christmas salad

20151219_163740Vegetarians –check, Vegans – check, Rawtarians – check, meat eaters – check. Everyone will be happy with this colourful festive baby kale Christmas salad.
I wanted to make this layered salad for a Christmas potluck & really, really wanted to capture the festivities of the holiday season. My neighbourhood is so bright and sparkly with lights everywhere. So I got into the mood and made this super easy to make salad.20151219_164329

You need
2 cups beets, cooked, peeled and cubed
2 cups fresh strawberries
2 cups organic baby kale
1 cup grated carrot
2 cups avocado
Spice oil dressing
2 tbsp fresh lemon/lime juice
1 tsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 dry red chilies
1 tsp urad dal
2 curry leaves
Serves 8

How to

• Wash beets thoroughly. Boil till tender. Peel and cube.

 • Wash strawberries, Cube same size as beets. Wash and cut kale. Wash avocado. Seed and cut. Squeeze In 1 tbsp. lemon juice so that avocadoes keep their bright green colour.  Set aside.

• Heat 1 tbsp oil and saute kale till wilted. Rawterains can leave out this step.

• Layer beets in outer layer first in bowl
• Next layer kale just inside beets
• Then layer strawberries
• Next layer avocado
• Top with grated carrot.
• Squeeze in remaining lemon juice.

• Heat 1 tbsp oil. Toast sesame seeds, urad dal, curry leaf and red chillies. Pour spice oil over salad. Stir everything together just before serving. Serve chilled.
suggested toppings/ substitutes
try replacing strawberries with apples.
add pumpkin seeds, raisins, cranberries to spice oil to up the festive look.
20151219_163817what’s your go to Christmas salad recipe? Try this one, guaranteed crowd pleaser. Everyone will also love its visual appeal 🙂

–charuyoga–

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