Updated: Jan 1, 2019

Christmas food can be very heavy on its own – I like to serve sides of salads with the traditional Christmas food to make it a bit lighter. This kale salad is a perfect option as a side dish.

The salad can also be served as a meal on its own – I would just add more avocado, oven-baked chickpeas and quinoa, pearled spelt or bulgur.


Makes: 1 large bowl

  • 1 large bowl of kale (rinsed and chopped)

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil

  • 3 tbps. tahini

  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp. mustard

  • Juice of ½ an orange

  • 2 avocados

  • 2 oranges

  • 1 large handful of walnuts


  1. Roast the walnuts on a dry pan until they're a bit more golden - leave to cool.

  2. Add the kale to a large bowl

  3. Mix oil, tahini, apple cider vinegar, soy, mustard, and orange juice in a small bowl

  4. Pour the dressing over the kale and massage it into the kale to soften it a bit

  5. Chop avocado, orange, and walnuts and add to the salad.