This year, I decided to treat my parents to a Christmas Eve dinner. My mom is trying to eat healthy and my dad is watching his carbs, so I found this sweet and colorful recipe online to try on them. I served it with my Orange Roasted Chicken – mostly because my mom wanted to see how to cook in a Dutch Oven. Both turned out well and were hits for my parents, my grandmother, and uncle. I would definitely make this salad again!
Note that I adjusted the amount of kale since my family likes less dressing. 8 cups seemed perfect to serve five people as a side.
- 8 cups baby kale (pre-washed)
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 ripe avocado, sliced
- 4 slices bacon (about 1 cup crumbled)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
- salt & pepper, to taste
STEP 1: Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and drain bacon on paper towels. Crumble or cut into small pieces.
STEP 2: Cut strawberries into thin, bite-sized pieces. I recruited my grandma for this 🙂
STEP 3: For the dressing, whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, white vinegar, and poppy seeds.
STEP 4: Add bacon and whisk until mixed.
STEP 5: Place kale and strawberries in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over the top and toss until evenly mixed.
STEP 6: Serve salad on plates. Add avocado to the top of the salad.