This is almost too pretty too eat. *just almost*. Because this salad is so delicious, and so satisfying! I clearly have an obsession with kale salads (exhibits A, B, C, for starters), and this one does not disappoint. In fact, I think this is my new favorite dinner [and obvs should be yours, too].
It’s literally the best of both worlds: healthy + insanely flavorful. And the TEXTURES. Oh the textures. Creamy avocado, crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes — and then, there’s the massaged kale coated in this sweet and salty sriracha peanut dressing. I DIE. [I mean, I’m swooning over this salad and there isn’t a morsel of bacon or cheese…]
Not to mention, the sous chef SWORE he didn’t like peanut dressing… and I’m all like, who are you, I could swim in this dressing for the rest of my life and die happy. Give me peanut butter anything, and I’m there. Creepy van with a clown inside selling peanut butter flavored fish? I’m the first in line [too far?]. Long story short, the sous chef naturally devoured this salad and happily said I could make it again. #winning. It’s the little things in life, my friends, the little things.
But I totally have a confession. I FINALLY realized what it is about kale salads that makes me absolutely crazed. There’s something about the dressing [go figure, I know #sauceaholic4lyfe] that coats every single nook and cranny of the massaged kale that makes each bite a little piece of heaven. Like, surprise dressing you didn’t even know was there, hiding in that beautiful, deceitfully delicious kale – and then BOOM. Flavor blast. I know, such a sauce freak. It feels so wrong, but it’s never felt more right.
You’ll be shocked to know that my favorite part about making the salad is taste testing the dressing until it’s reduced by exactly half. #saladgoals