Friday, March 9, 2012

Texi-Mexi Kale Salad

Mom remembers the 90s when they were afraid of Avocado and fats in general really.
I feel like guacamole still makes her uncomfortable.
I thought I'd hide some avocado in a salad dressing to trick her! Assemble the salad right before serving since the avocado turns colors when it sits out. Not pretty colors really.

  • 1 Avocado
  • 3 ears of Corn cut off the cob
  • 1/2 of a Red Onion
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 bunch of Kale
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic Powder

Cut the onion into a small dice and soak in cold water.
Mash up your avocado and add lime juice. Whisk in seasonings. You can use a food processor if you want.
Wash and cut your kale into small chiffonade pieces.
Add your dressing into your kale and massage the dressing into the leaves. Let the kale reduce in size 1/3.

I pre-chopped all my vegetables before my mom arrived for quicker cooking time. Add in the vegetables, cut into a dice, into the kale. Add the onion too after it's soaked. It removes the bitterness to soak raw onion.

PS- If this is you're main dish maybe add black beans but since I served it with the black bean wraps I skipped it.

Dinner is served!

Plus Dessert :)

Momma also gets along very well with her grand-pup Eliza, the fluffy love of my life.

Happy Eating.


  1. Your mom is beautiful! You look so much alike. :) I'm a foodie, too, and just love love love everything about food. My naturopath has me on a gluten/dairy-free diet, so I have turned to your blog many times to see what you're cooking. You inspire me! This whole meal looks divine, including your perty Spicy Black Bean & Sweet Potato Wrap with Queso Cheeze! Thank you for sharing your vegan foodie adventures with the rest of us. You give me hope for a flavorful life, even with restrictions.

  2. Amy, That's so sweet! Gluten Free is something I'm experimenting with even though I don't have a problem with Gluten, I'm realizing a lot of my foods are naturally gluten free. I'm so glad you haven't given up flavor with your restrictions!