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Mexican Kale Salad with Cashew Dressing aka the best salad in the world. Kale, black beans, spicy salsa, guacamole, cherry tomatoes, carrots, veggie chips, and amazing cashew dressing! | thehealthfulideas.com

Mexican Kale Salad with Cashew Dressing


Ingredients

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Cashew Dressing:

Spicy Salsa:

  • 10 cherry tomatoes (or 2-3 regular tomatoes), chopped into small chunks
  • dash of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 chili (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

Salad:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (1/2 cup raw)
  • 1 bunch of kale (4-5 stalks), stems removed and shredded
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed (to make guacamole: sea salt & pepper to taste, and a squeeze of lime juice)
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1-2 medium carrots, grated
  • oven dried veggie chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. First, make the cashew dressing following the recipe I linked to.
  2. Then make the spicy salsa. In a small bowl, mix all the salsa ingredients and you're done. Set aside.
  3. Start putting the salad together.
  4. Mix the quinoa, kale and romaine together in a big enough bowl. Add about 2-3 tbsp of the dressing and mix.
  5. Divide the greens and quinoa between two bowls and start topping them with the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Add the guacamole, salsa, about 2-3 tbsp of the beans to each bowl, then the cherry tomatoes, the grated carrot, and the chips if using.
  7. Drizzle with more dressing and enjoy!

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