I know, I know – this is such an easy-peasy Spicy Refreshing Avocado Tomato Mandarin Salad I hesitate to even post it – BUT, I have heard from so many of you how you love the easy-peasy, and I do love to share so here is yet another easy-peasy salad that you can easily whip up in less than 10 minutes!!
What I love most about this salad is how the spicy hot peppers are complemented by the soothing and refreshing tomatoes and mandarin oranges. I don’t know about you, but I love LOVE that combination of spicy and refreshing!
Ingredients – Spicy Refreshing Avocado Tomato Mandarin Salad
Makes 2 large servings.
- 1 head kale, stem removed and tear in bite-sized pieces
- 2-3 tbsp hot chili peppers (adjust to taste)
- 1 avocado
- 1 bag leafy greens
- 2-3 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 1 cup mandarin orange slivers
- 2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
Add bite-sized pieces of kale to large salad bowl. Sprinkle with hot peppers and add avocado. Now this is the fun part! Get down and dirty with the salad and squish the avocado and massage the kale until well coated with avocado. Oeey goeey, how fun is that? 😉 Doing this helps to breakdown the kale, which tends to be very “tough”. Add the bag of leafy greens and toss well with kale/avocado mixture until well coated – I don’t massage the leafy greens because they are more delicate and they would get mushy and ‘bruised’, so I prefer to toss with the kale mixture. Add cherry tomatoes, mandarin oranges and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Toss again and serve!