This Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad with Savory Granola is a fun way to jazz up your regular side salad. This recipe uses savory granola for a healthier crouton-like crunch!
This very well may be the ultimate summer salad. Tender kale, sweet and juicy strawberries, buttery avocado, all coated in an easy honey mustard poppy seed dressing. Plus crisp savory granola. We have all the flavor and textures you are craving in one bowl.
If you are unsure about this savory granola thing, just think of it like a smaller, more compact, crouton. It coats the kale, adding a little crouton-esque crunch to each and every bite. No fishing for croutons needed.
The granola is also 100 percent savory. It is flavored with olive oil and black pepper. A little honey rounds out the flavors and makes it extra crispy, but doesn’t add sweetness.
Not only is this Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad flavorful and full of interesting texture, it is also incredibly nutritious.
Kale is a superfood that we are all familiar with at this point. We use lacinato kale in this recipe for a more tender bite. Lacinato kale can prevent cancer and possibly even suppress cancerous tumor growth. It is supportive of our neurological health, and may even be beneficial for those with MS.
Oats are a staple breakfast food and deserve a spot at the table. They are the base of our savory granola recipe and offer a long list of health benefits. Oats lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, support the immune system, help prevent breast cancer, and stabilize blood sugar.