I started making this salad this past summer and have continued to make it on a regular basis ever since. I used to make it with baby spinach base (which is fine and works just as well) until our little dinner party with Debbie. Debbie introduced me to the Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad from Costco. The Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Kit includes broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, chicory and comes with a packet of dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds and poppyseed dressing! I love it because it is super crunchy!
Want an idea for a super fast dinner? Buy this salad from Costco, mix it all up with the packet of dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds, add some pieces of rotisserie chicken (also from Costco) and avocado, top with the packet of dressing (or any dressing) and you have dinner. I do this all the time. :)
Ok, now back to this salad. For this salad I discard the dressing and packet of dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds (though you could totally add them if you want), add in a few other things and make my own dressing.
For the Salad:
- Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad from Costco (or baby spinach or mixed greens)
- Cut up Avocado
- Fresh Blueberries
- Crumbled goat cheese (just a little - you do not need a lot)
- Cashews (I use unsalted and I buy a big canister of them from Costco)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup apple vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon poppy seed
- 1/4 cup chopped onion (I used a red onion which gave it the pink color)
- 1 cup canola salad oil
Stick it all in your blender and blend!