Kale Citrus Salad with Avocado! This vegan salad is perfect for winter. Kale with two kinds of citrus, avocado and crispy tofu! Vegan and gluten-free.
- 1 large bunch of kale, stemmed and chopped
- 2 large oranges, peel removed and segmented
- 1 large grapefruit, peel removed and segmented
- 1 large avocado, pit removed and sliced
- 1 (14 ounce) package extra-firm tofu
- 2 tablespoons California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- ¼ cup California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil
- Make the tofu. Remove the tofu from the container and drain out the water. Wrap the tofu between two layers of paper towels and place it on a plate. Put something heavy on top (like a pot/few cans) and let it stand for 15 minutes to get most of the water out.
- Slice the tofu block into cubes, making them large enough that they don’t crumble. Strips/larger cubes are easier to fry than smaller cubes, so you can always fry strips and then cut into smaller cubes later.
- Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the extra-virgin olive oil. Add the tofu to the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lightly fry for 3-4 minutes, or until the tofu is a nice golden brown. Flip tofu, sprinkling more salt and pepper, and let fry another 3 minutes. Remove tofu and set aside while you prepare the rest of the salad.
- Massage the kale. Wash and dry the kale using an OXO Salad Spinner, then place chopped kale in the OXO Salad Bowl and sprinkle a pinch of salt. Massage the kale by grabbing a handful of it and giving it a quick squeeze. Continue doing this until the kale leaves turn into a slightly darker shade, then set aside.
- Make the dressing. Place all of the ingredients in an OXO Salad Dressing Shaker and shake to combine. Season to taste, adding more salt/pepper as needed.
- Add the orange, grapefruit, avocado and tofu to the kale bowl, then toss with the dressing until well-combined. Season to taste, adding more salt/pepper as needed and enjoy!
Keywords: vegan, glutenfree, vegetarian, healthy, citrus, avocado, tofu