Avocado Dressing Recipe for Creamy Vegan Kale Salad

Creamy Avocado-Dressed Kale Salad

This is a great salad to make with leftovers, using up whatever veggies you have in the fridge, and with the cooked millet or quinoa it's big enough to have as a meal.
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, healthy, kale, salad, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 salads
Author Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.


Avocado Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice + zest
  • 1-2 tsp dried dill or 1 Tbsp fresh
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1 green onion
  • 1/4 cup water

Kale Salad Ingredients:

  • 8 leaves kale
  • 1/2 cup steamed green beans sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa millet or any other grain
  • hummus optional


To make the dressing:

  • Put the dressing ingredients in a small blender or food processor with about a quarter cup of water. Puree until smooth, then add water as necessary to get the consistency you're looking for in your dressing. Taste for seasoning, and adjust if you need to.

To make the salad:

  • Chop the kale and massage with your hands to wilt, using a pinch of salt if you like.
  • Toss the vegetables, kale and millet/quinoa in a large salad bowl with the avocado dressing and serve, topped with a scoop of hummus.