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Summer Kale, Avocado, Mango, and Chickpea Salad with Citrus Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"This is a delicious summer salad. Great as a dinner salad with some grilled chicken or fish, or as a side. This is my first experience with kale, and I'm hooked! Add nuts (walnuts, cashews, slivered almonds), sunflower seeds, or dried fruit (cranberries or cherries) for some added texture and deliciousness! I also like to add thinly sliced red bell peppers or Shepherd peppers; it is a salad, anything goes! The citrus vinaigrette is light and refreshing. Sometimes I want a sweeter vinaigrette, hence the addition of marmalade. Apricot would work well, too. A great summertime salad."
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15 m servings 373
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place kale in a large bowl and gently massage it with your hands until slightly tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Let kale rest to tenderize further, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir avocado, mango, chickpeas, and cucumber into kale.
  3. Combine olive oil, vinegar, orange juice, sunflower seed kernels, mustard, poppy seeds, and marmalade in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; put on the lid and shake until dressing is well combined. Pour dressing over kale mixture and toss to coat.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use any oil in place of olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 373 calories; 30 25.6 6.1 0 140 Full nutrition

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We LOVE Kale and we LOVED this recipe. It has everything ingredient in it that we like, so this was a great and refreshing change from the usual salad for dinner. Lite and tangy and you can tast...

A very good, gentle tasting salad. For me, I would prefer a bit more bitterness in the dressing, but for my family it was perfect.

This was a lovely combination of tastes and textures. The dressing was perfect - hint of sweetness but not overly sweet. Loved the combination of mangoes and avocados and the chick peas added ...

I made this before it was kitchen approved. A delicious salad, summer and all year long. I love salads and like to try different ones. I did not add the poppy seeds or sunflower seeds(personal p...

I really liked this recipe! The kale I grew in my garden was really mild and not bitter. I did not have enough mango so I added some pineapple, Yum! I added about 1/4 cup of sugar and no marmala...

I didn't tweak this delicious salad at all! It made a lovely supper on a hot summer's evening. Thanks for sharing Weeble!