Simple Kale Avocado Salad

Main Dishes | May 4, 2015 | By

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Guess what everyone? It’s officially T-3 weeks until bikini season!! (For me anyway…). Cathy and I leave for Thailand right after Memorial Day Weekend, so it’s crunch time for getting that summer bod ready. And believe me, it’s been tough. NYC is FINALLY beautiful out which means everyone wants to get rooftop drinks…all the time! That’s sure not helping anything. I’m really trying to be good before I leave on my 2+ month summer world tour, just so that I don’t feel guilty about eating all of the pad thai, baguettes + fromage, and kebabs I want on my travels through Southeast Asia and Europe! The good news is that I’ve been testing out a bunch of easy, healthy recipes to keep me fueled throughout the day.

This is one of my new favorite go-to lunches. It’s extremely nutritious, surprisingly filling, and vegan-friendly. It’s also a very quick meal to prepare, and I have portioned out the ingredients to be perfect for a single-serving salad. The dressing takes inspiration from my time studying abroad in France, where my good friend adopted the recipe from her “host mom” who pretty much used it on everything. (One interesting tidbit: I became obsessed with French dijon mustard while in France, and the only brand I’ve found to be close to what they served in France is the Trader Joe’s brand! So clearly that’s what I used for this dressing).

I hope you enjoy this French-inspired healthy salad, and good luck to everyone trying to shed that winter layer!

Bon Appétit!

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Simple Kale Avocado Salad

1 Cup chopped Kale

1 Cup shaved brussels sprouts

1/4 Cup Toasted Almond Slices

1/2 Avocado, sliced

5-7 Baby Carrots, chopped

Dressing:

1/2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

Pinch of Salt

Pepper

Directions:

Assemble all of the salad ingredients onto a plate. In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. Drizzle the dressing onto the salad to your liking.

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