Grilled Avocado and Kale Chopped Salad

It’s officially salad season! Not that you couldn’t & shouldn’t eat salad all year long, but when the summer heat wave hits I start craving gigantic bowls of greens and garden fresh veggies more than ever. This Grilled Avocado and Kale Chopped Salad totally hits the spot and makes summer dinners a cinch! 

Grilled Avocado and Kale Chopped Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet with @TaylorFarms oo www.beardandbonnet.com #YourTaylorFarms #spon

Today we are proud to be teaming up with the great folks at Taylor Farms to show you how easy it is to turn their chopped salad kits into a delicious, satisfying meal that will knock the socks off of everyone at your table this summer. I am totally smitten with Taylor Farm’s Kale Chopped Salad Kit; it’s loaded with tender kale, shaved Brussels sprouts, and radicchio. It’s the perfect base for all of my favorite summer produce and the creamy lemon vinaigrette that comes in the kit is amazing; it tastes just like homemade dressing. 

Grilled Avocado and Kale Chopped Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet with @TaylorFarms oo www.beardandbonnet.com #YourTaylorFarms #spon

Grilled Avocado and Kale Chopped Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet with @TaylorFarms oo www.beardandbonnet.com #YourTaylorFarms #spon

I chose to top my leafy green salad with smoky grilled avocados, homemade coconut bacon, citrus pickled onions, chile lime walnuts and a heavy scattering of baby heirloom tomatoes. All of those tasty little bits and bobs nestle themselves into the greens making each and every bite of this salad pop with flavor!

Grilled Avocado and Kale Chopped Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet with @TaylorFarms oo www.beardandbonnet.com #YourTaylorFarms #spon

Grilled Avocado and Kale Chopped Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet with @TaylorFarms oo www.beardandbonnet.com #YourTaylorFarms #spon

Those grilled avocados though, they are the stuff that summer dreams are made of. I grilled avocados for the first time last year and after one bite I knew I was going to be hooked! I love their smoky flavor and how versatile they are in the kitchen. You can stuff them, toss them in salads, layer them in tacos – the possibilities are endless. 

Grilled Avocado and Kale Chopped Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet with @TaylorFarms oo www.beardandbonnet.com #YourTaylorFarms #spon

This Grilled Avocado and Kale Chopped Salad totally hits the spot and makes a spectacular supper salad for those hot summer nights in just about 30 minutes. 

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Grilled Avocado and Kale Chopped Salad

  • Author: This Mess Is Ours
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 38 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x

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Ingredients

For the citrus pickled onions

  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • pinch of coarse sea salt

For the chile-lime walnuts

For the avocados

  • 3 avocados, sliced in half and pit removed
  • olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • coarse sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Assemble the salad

  • 2 packages Taylor Farms Kale Chopped Salad Kit, omit the crouton packet if gluten free
  • 1 cup baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1 batch citrus pickled onions
  • 1 batch chile lime walnuts
  • 1/3 cup – 1/2 cup coconut bacon
  • 6 grilled avocado halves
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges

Instructions

Prep the citrus pickled onions

  1. Place the sliced onions in a shallow bowl, pour the lime over the onions and sprinkle with sea salt. Stir well then let marinate for at least 20 minutes then drain the liquid.

Roast the walnuts

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the walnuts onto the prepared baking sheet and toss with olive oil, Tajin and sea salt. Roast in the oven 5-8 minutes stirring once.

Grill the avocados

  1. Lightly oil a grill pan and place it over medium heat.
  2. Brush the avocado halves lightly with olive oil and drizzle with the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Place the avocados flesh side down on the preheated grill and cook for 5 minutes, or until they have nice dark grill marks. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Assemble the salad

  1. Arrange theTaylor Farms Kale Chopped Saladgreens on a large platter. Sprinkle the cheese packets, tomato halves, pickled onions, chile lime walnuts and coconut bacon over the top.
  2. Nestle the avocado halves into the salad and place the lemon wedges around the outside of the platter.
  3. Serve immediately with the lemon vinaigrette from the salad kit.

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Cassie June 20, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    The grill marks on each avocado look absolutely amazing! And I love eating salads all year-round because you can make them different every single time!

    Reply
    1. Meg June 21, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Thanks so much Cassie! I am pretty obsessed with grilling avocado, it’s just SO good.

      Reply
  2. Stephanie July 12, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I’ve never tried grilling Avocado but this looks so good so I must try 🙂

    Reply
    1. Meg July 18, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      I promise you won’t regret it Stephanie!

      Reply
  3. sarahs July 26, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Simple ingredients and easy, Delicious!!!!! Would eat it again!

    Reply
    1. Meg July 26, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      So glad you liked it Sarah!!

      Reply

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