Ann’s Sesame Kale Salad with Avocado

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2 large bunches of fresh kale, finely chopped ( about 10 cups)

1 ½ ripe, but firm avocados, large dice

1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

3 tbsp orange juice

Juice of 1 lemon

1 ½ tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Pack the chopped kale into a large microwave-safe bowl and cover. Place in microwave on high for 45 seconds. Remove and let cool a bit. Add the remaining ingredients and stir gently until thoroughly combined.

Serves 4-6

Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa


1/2 pound tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and quartered
1/4 to 1 fresh jalapeno chile pepper*
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 cup lightly-packed fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large ripe avocado, peeled and diced
1/2 cup minced onion
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
Coarse salt to taste
* You can adjust the amount of chile peppers according to your taste.

– In a food processor, process tomatillos, chile peppers, garlic, and cilantro until coarsely chopped.
– Pour tomatillo mixture into a bowl and stir in olive oil, diced avocado, and minced onion. Add lime juice and salt to taste.
(personal note: I just put it all in the processor, still good)
– Enjoy with your favorite chips!

-Katie Joner