Delicious Kale Market Salad August 23, 2019 16:27 Updated Not a Member yet? $25/month Get Purple Patch Education Membership, A complete performance education program for coaches and athletes. SUBSCRIBE You need to sign in to view this page. Jordan discovered this ringer of a salad at one of her favorite San Francisco restaurants and begged the chef to share the recipe so she could make versions of it at home. Why is it good for you? You've been living under a rock if you haven't heard that kale is a super food and one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Besides the kale, this salad offers up some good fats from the avocado and plenty of vitamin A from the carrots. This salad accompanies grilled salmon particularly well. Green Garlic Dressing: 2 stalks green garlic (or scallions), rinsed and chopped (~1/4 cup) 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, plus more to taste 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup / 80 ml extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons ripe avocado 1 teaspoon honey, or to taste fresh pepper to taste The Salad: 1/2 bunch kale, de-stemmed, torn into pieces (Lacinato kale is my variety of choice) 1 cup / 5.5 oz pre-cooked farro 4-5 farmers' market carrots, very thinly sliced 1 small bulb of fennel, transparently sliced 1 avocado, cut into small cubes a big handful of almond slices, toasted Make the dressing by using a hand blender or food processor to puree the green garlic, salt, lemon juice, olive oil, avocado, honey, and pepper until smooth. Taste, and adjust with more salt, or honey, or lemon juice. Before you're ready to serve, combine the kale with about half of the dressing in a large bowl use your hands to work the dressing into the kale, softening up the kale a bit in the process. Add the farro, carrots, and fennel, more dressing, and a couple pinches of salt, and toss again. Taste, and add the last of the dressing if needed. This is a salad I like quite heavily dressed. Add the avocados and almonds and give one last gentle toss. Serves 2-4 (two hungry triathletes!) Purple Patch Community - if you have a favorite dish to share with the community, send it our way and we might just taste test it and share with the group! Email us with your favorite recipe, why you love it, and a picture! Related articles Recipe of the Month Hunger Crushing Breakfasts The Importance of Quality Nutrition Characteristics of Elite Performance QOTW: To Supplement or Not?