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The Art Of Shredding Kale

August 21, 2014

Shredded Kale Salad with Dragon Fruit, Tiger Figs, Moscato Grapes, Tomatoes, Avocado, and Onion
This past weekend was filled with tons of great food not only from our Inland Empire Food Bloggers August Meeting, but I also had a birthday party to go to the same day that had the normal party fare, burgers, hot dogs, chili, chips, salsa, veggie tray – you get the idea. I think I had probably a leaf of lettuce and a floret of broccoli the whole weekend veggie wise.

Shredded Kale Salad with Dragon Fruit, Tiger Figs, Moscato Grapes, Tomatoes, Avocado, and Onion

I still had tons of produce left over from my Melissa’s box from last weekend, so I decided to go super-healthy to counteract the damage I had done during the weekend, and my body welcomed it with open arms!! Plus, it would have been a shame to not feature a recipe with Melissa’s fabulous produce in raw form. So, I give you this salad – The Art of Shredding KALE!!!! I really like kale, but sometimes if you have a lot of it – maybe it’s just me – but my jaw hurts after having a big salad of it. It’s like when you’ve chewed your gum long enough, and then you chew it some more, and you wake up the next morning like, “WTF? Why does my jaw hurt?” Just me? Oh well… I thought that cutting the kale in fine ribbons would help that out a bit, and I think it did! I really loved this salad, and I hope you do too.

Shredded Kale Salad with Dragon Fruit, Tiger Figs, Moscato Grapes, Tomatoes, Avocado, and Onion

So… the art of shredding. The title of this post comes from Pantera’s Cowboys From Hell album, and a song contained within – The Art Of Shredding. A classic album, most definitely. It helped shape the metal that we know today. Yesterday (August 20th) was Dimebag Darrell’s Birthday, and to honor one of the greatest metal guitar players ever, I present to you the Art Of Shredding KALE!!

Listening to:
The Art Of Shredding
Pantera – Cowboys From Hell
Pantera, Cowboys From Hell

The Art Of Shredding Kale
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Seasonal
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 4 Cups Shredded Kale, packed
  • ⅓ Cup Diced Avocado, smashed
  • 6 Tiger Figs, cut into 8 wedges each
  • 1 Cup Red Moscato Grapes, halved
  • ½ Dragon Fruit sliced and cut into wedges
  • ½ Cup Sliced Onion
  • ½ Cup Diced Tomato
  • ⅛ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Dulse Flakes for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Place the kale in a large bowl, then add the avocado and cayenne pepper. With your hands, mix the avocado and cayenne into the kale, massaging it, and getting the avocado all over the kale.
  2. Divide the kale mixture among four plates, then divide the remaining ingredients (except the dulse flakes), putting them on the bed of kale.
  3. Sprinkle with dulse flakes, and serve!



  1. Bill
    August 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I totally know what you’re talking about. Chewing raw kale definitely gives your jaw a workout. Great tip on shredding the kale. This salad looks super delicious and I have to get my hands on some dragon fruit. Great post, Natalie!

    • Natalie Wiser-Orozco
      August 25, 2014 at 8:48 am

      The dragon fruit flavor is subtle, yet super refreshing! Thanks for your kind words, Bill!!!


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