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March 31, 2014

Farmers Market Kale Salad with Watermelon

One of my role models, Lilly Pulitzer, always said, “Live colorfully”. Not only am I in agreement with Lilly, I also believe it’s important to eat colorfully as well. Over the weekend, I was able to pick up some very colorful produce at my local Farmers Market. It’s so important to buy fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. I purchase almost all of my produce from the Farmers Market, and it’s an excellent way to eat what is in season at the time, as well as support your local farmers.
Packed full of nutrients, this superfood salad is just the thing to serve during the Spring, and the upcoming Summer months. This dish pairs nicely with grilled meat or, even as a light meal in itself. Kale, watermelon, cucumbers and almonds are combined with an Asian style lime dressing for a salad that is full of color, and flavor. Between the crunch of the kale and cucumber, the sweetness of the watermelon, the saltiness of the almonds and the tang of the dressing there is no shortage of flavor here. What’s more preppy than a pink and green salad? Buy local, buy organic, buy color.


1-2 large bunches of kale
1 ½ English hothouse cucumbers, sliced thin
3 cups cubed seeded watermelon
1/3 cup coarsely chopped roasted almonds
 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon honey
  1. Chop kale and place in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine cucumbers and watermelon.
  2. Whisk lime juice, hoisin, and honey in a small bowl to blend. Pour dressing over the cucumber and watermelon mixture and toss gently, until coated. Place the cucumber and watermelon on top of the kale, and top with chopped almonds.

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