Kale and Papaya Salad

This recipe was inspired by my visit to the local fruit and vegetable store. It’s simple with only a few ingredients, but exotic. This is the first time that I have used papaya in any of my dishes, but now that I have found it, I think it may become a regular. The sweetness of it really balances out the bitterness of the kale.


1 bunch kale, de-stemmed and washed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
¼ papaya, deseeded and thinly sliced
1 carrot, peeled and grated
2 spring onions, sliced diagonally
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
1 tablespoon miso paste
1 teaspoon honey
1 garlic clove, minced

Prepare dressing by placing all ingredients in a small jar and mix well. Set aside.
Place kale in a bowl and massage in the oil, lemon and salt until kale is soft.
Add the remainder of the salad ingredients.
When ready to serve, drizzle with dressing and mix well.

Serves 4


Keren is the founder of Vital Assurance, and hopes to bring to you her passion for healthy eating and living.