meatless monday: mango | banana | pineapple kale salad with creamy tropical dressing

a bright salad for a gloomy march. just add a marg! via oh she glows.

Angela, the vegan goddess behind Oh She Glows, posts some delicious and interesting concoctions. This salad is no exception. She calls it the “staycation salad,” as it’s the next best thing to taking a tropical trip. Fortunately I’m also taking that tropical trip next month (!) and plan to indulge in many a mango|banana|pineapple. Until then…

Tropical Mango, Banana, Pineapple Kale Salad 
with Creamy Pineapple Lime Coconut Dressing
Adapted from Oh She Glows 

Yield: 2 large salads or 4 smaller salads

For the dressing:
1 c. chopped fresh pineapple
1/4 c. fresh lime juice
3/4 c. coconut milk (So Delicious original is recommended)
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional, used to thicken the dressing)
1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted

For the salad:
5 c. packed kale, stems removed and roughly torn
1 ripe mango, chopped
1/2 large banana, chopped
1/2 c. fresh pineapple, chopped
1 tbsp. shredded dried coconut
1/4 c. roughly chopped macadamia nuts
Lime juice & wedges

In a blender, blend all dressing ingredients until smooth.

While dressing thickens as it sits, add about 2/3 of the dressing to the chopped kale and massage it in with your fingers. While it marinates, chop the fruit.

Mix everything together, top with coconut and mac nuts, a squeeze of lime juice, and serve!


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