This is an easy, quick lunch that I often take on the go. It’s packed with antioxidants, fiber, and good fats. Plus, the grapefruit makes me think of tropical locations and sun! It’s a mood booster for me in grey, rainy Portland.
Sadie’s Favorite Kale and Grapefruit Salad
1 large bunch of thinly sliced kale (stems removed)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds
1 avocado, sliced
1. Cut peel and white skin from grapefruit. Working over a bowl, cut between membranes to release segments into bowl. Drain any accumulated juices from bowl into another bowl.
2. Whisk oil into bowl with grapefruit juice. Add lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Place kale in a large bowl and drizzle the dressing over it. Using your hands, massage the dressing into the kale for 1-2 minutes until the kale is tender.
4. Add grapefruit segments, avocado slices, and pumpkin seeds over kale.