This Salad Contains 2 Of Our Favorite Ingredients

Photo: Courtesy of Joy The Baker.
Let’s talk the green things in this salad.
Kale is chopped nice and fine. Since it's a raw and fibrous vegetable, smaller pieces are better. Romaine lettuce is light and crunchy…chop that business nice and fine, too! Tangerines are sweet and perfect right now. Grab those. Avocados are added for good measure, of course.
To soften my kale, I rubbed it with a bit of olive oil and sea salt. 
Once the kale is ready, the dressing ingredients go into a small jar.
This salad proves that citrus segments plus avocado are a dream combination. Bright and juicy meets soft and creamy. As the salad is tossed together, the orange segments may split and the avocado may mash a bit, making them a lovely match with the sesame dressing.
Now is a good time for you to make this salad. Your belly will thank you for this not-doughnut salad. Not that you’ve been eating doughnut salads…that’s me. I’ve been all over that. 
Photo: Courtesy of Joy The Baker.

Kale, Avocado, Tangerine, & Sesame Salad
Serves 2 Large or 4 Small Servings 
3 heaping cups clean and well-chopped kale
1/2 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of salt
3 heaping cups clean and well-chopped romaine lettuce
2 tangerines, peeled and divided into segments
1 large, ripe avocado, sliced
1 1/2 tbsp black sesame seeds
3 tbsp rice-wine vinegar
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp honey
Fresh-cracked black pepper, to taste
Coarse sea salt, to taste

1. Place kale in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Massage the oil and salt into the kale.
2. Add the romaine, tangerines, and avocado the the bowl.
3. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds.
4. In a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, and pepper. Place the lid on the jar and shake vigorously until emulsified. If you don't have a jar, whisk the ingredients together in a medium bowl until well combined.
5. Drizzle the dressing over the greens, oranges, and avocados. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

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