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.

Ingredients1 bunch kale, de-stemmed and washed1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon lemon juice½ teaspoon salt¼ papaya, deseeded and thinly sliced1 carrot, peeled and grated2 spring onions, sliced diagonally1 tablespoon sesame seedsDressing1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon sesame oil2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar1 tablespoon miso paste1 teaspoon honey1 garlic clove, mincedMethodPrepare 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


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