grilled avocado, cucumber, & kale salad


grilled avocado, cucumber, & kale salad
Yields: 4 portions Approx. prep time: 30 min
  • 1½ Village Farms luscious seedless long english® cucumbers (remaining half is used in dressing)
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Avocado
  • 1 head Black kale
  • ½ lb Brussels sprouts
  • ½ cup Pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup Fresh mint
  • 1 Lime, juice and zest
  • ½ cup Cucumber yoghurt
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
  1. Preheat a grill pan or bbq to grill the avocado.
  2. Cut the avocado in half and brush it with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Grill the avocado by placing it cut-side down on the hot grill/pan and not moving it for 1 minute.
  4. Gently remove avocado from grill, coarsely chop, sprinkle with the juice of ½ the lime and reserve.
  5. Roughly chop the cucumber, kale, and mint. Combine all in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Peel down the Brussels sprouts into leaves and add to bowl.
  7. Add the avocado to the bowl.
  8. –15 minutes before serving, squeeze the remaining lime juice into the bowl, add the remaining olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Hand toss to mix.
  9. Plate the salad by pooling the cucumber yoghurt in the center of the plate, spreading it out, then dropping your olive oil and lime-dressed salad in the center, then topping the salad with pumpkinseeds.
  10. (If you’d like to step it up a little, you can use pumpkinseed oil, which is a beautiful, nutty-tasting oil, and drizzle it through the cucumber dressing.)

cucumber mint yoghurt
Yields: 1 cup Approx. prep time: 5 min
  1. Purée cucumber and lime juice together in a food processor or blender.
  2. Gently fold puréed cucumber into the greek yoghurt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Chop the mint and add to the cucumber yoghurt.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.