Feta Fiesta Kale Salad with Avocado and Crispy Tortilla Strips Recipe

Feta Fiesta Kale Salad with Avocado and Crispy Tortilla Strips Recipe

How To Make Feta Fiesta Kale Salad with Avocado and Crispy Tortilla Strips

Forget about what you think you know about kale. In this kale salad recipe, it’s all about the festival of flavors. Try it, we guarantee you’ll love kale.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Salad:

  • 10ozkale
  • 14ozblack beansrinsed and drained
  • ½cupfeta cheese
  • 1cupcranberries
  • ½cupavocadodiced
  • ½cupcilantro leaves
  • ¼cuppepitas
  • 3pcscorn tortillas

Jalapeno-Lime Dressing

  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 3tbsplime juice
  • 2tbspjalapenoseeds removed
  • 1tsphoney
  • ½tspground cumin
  • ¼tspground coriander
  • 1tspsalt

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until emulsified and set aside.

  2. Using a chef’s knife to slice out the thick ribs, then discard the ribs and chop the leaves into small, bite-sized pieces.

  3. Transfer the kale to a big salad bowl. Sprinkle a small pinch of sea salt over the kale and massage the leaves with your hands by lightly scrunching big handfuls at a time, until the leaves are darker in color and fragrant.

  4. Drizzle salad dressing over the kale and toss well so the kale is lightly coated with dressing.

  5. Add the drained black beans, feta, avocado, and chopped cilantro to the bowl.

  6. Toast the pepitas in a skillet over medium-low heat for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until they smell fragrant and start making little popping noises. Transfer the pepitas to the salad bowl. Toss the salad to combine.

  7. Stack the corn tortillas and slice them into thin little strips, about 2 inches long. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil.

  8. Once the oil is shimmering, toss in the tortilla slices, sprinkle them with salt, and stir. Cook until the strips are crispy and turning golden, stirring occasionally, about 5 to 10 minutes.

  9. Remove tortilla strips from the skillet and drain on a plate covered with a piece of paper towel. Top the salad with crispy tortilla strips and serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 647.16kcal
  • Fat: 23.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.11g
  • Carbohydrates: 85.78g
  • Fiber: 22.32g
  • Sugar: 7.74g
  • Protein: 31.02g
  • Cholesterol: 16.69mg
  • Sodium: 672.30mg
  • Calcium: 350.68mg
  • Potassium: 2075.15mg
  • Iron: 7.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 388.60µg
  • Vitamin C: 98.11mg
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