Kale, Black Rice & Avocado Salad a.k.a. Lunch Goals!

Kale, Black Rice & Avocado Salad a.k.a. Lunch Goals!

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Black rice?! YAS.

Black japonica rice has a roasted nutty, slightly sweet flavour + packs a ton of health benefits!

  • rich in antioxidants in the form of anthocyanins (similar to the ones found in blueberries + blackberries)
  • rich in vitamin E, necessary for cell rejuvenation + renewal, eye, skin + immune health
  • rich in fibre + anti-inflammatory properties, making it great for satiety, digestive health, protecting the heart + regulating blood sugar + cholesterol levels
  • richer in iron + copper + protein than other rice varieties
  • detoxifies the body + cleanses the liver of toxic buildup
  • slows down absorption of sugar in the blood, thereby promoting sustained energy levels

This salad is crispy, crunchy, nutty, creamy & full of flavour! I just adore using kale with creamy ingredients like avocado & Dijon because it absorbs so well & the salad ends up tasting almost like a Caesar salad, only it’s way healthier!

INGREDIENTS:

  • Huge handful kale
  • 1/4 cup cooked japonica black rice
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1/4 large avocado
  • 1/2 head radicchio (endive or cabbage works too)
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. yacon syrup
  • 2 tbsp. raw organic apple cider vinegar (always “from the mother”)
  • Sea salt + black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Vegan Parmesan, mozzarella or nutritional yeast for garnish

TO MAKE:

  • Cook rice according to package directions. Set aside to cool off.
  • Prep the rest of the ingredients + add them to a bowl. Add the rice & dressing ingredients & toss to coat.

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  • Top with vegan Parmesan or nutritional yeast & enjoy!

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