Whenever I see a kale salad on a restaurant menu I get excited because I know it's going to be packed with lots of ingredients. The great thing about kale (apart from its health benefits) is that it is such a hearty green that it can take being mixed together and tossed around with lots of ingredients without getting sad and soggy. I also love kale salads because you can keep them as leftovers without worrying about soggy greens the next day. In fact, I tend to like kale even more the next day when it has absorbed the dressing and flavors of other ingredients.
This kale salad and avocado toast extra good because of the HALOUMI cheese. Haloumi is a salty and firm cheese that is made of a mixture of goat and sheep's milk. This is the perfect cheese for pan searing, frying and grilling because it will caramelize on the outside, gooey in the inside and hold its shape. Which also makes it an excellent topper for avocado toast!
I think the salad and toast make for an excellent lunch or dinner or can be enjoyed as sides to any dish!
This salad was part of a fun themed dinner that I made that focused on dishes from Australia. For the full dinner post check out my blog post at :