Market Salad

Crispy Market Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

Welcome to the vibrant world of market-style salads! Dive into a medley of delicious flavors and colorful vegetables in this irresistible dish. Packed with fresh, aromatic ingredients like bell peppers, onions and tomatoes, this recipe is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

I love salads that blend sweet, salty and tangy flavors, and this one definitely delivers. The heart of the dish is crisped kale, which is prepped with a special coating of delicious spices. Then it’s popped in the oven to become crunchy and golden.

Toasted nuts and fresh avocados add depth and texture to the salad. The creamy, lime-infused dressing gushes over the heaping mound of greens, turning it into an irresistible feast. Make sure to save some to top the leftovers, they’ll keep you coming back for more!


-1 large bunch kale, washed and de-stemmed
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-1 teaspoon honey
-½ teaspoon garlic powder
-½ teaspoon smoked paprika
-¼ teaspoon sea salt
-1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
-1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
-1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
-1 red onion, thinly sliced
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
-1 cup toasted nuts (such as almonds, walnuts or pecans)
-2-3 avocados, peeled, pitted and diced

Avocado Lime Dressing

-3 tablespoons olive oil
-1 teaspoon honey
-Juice of 1 lime
-1 teaspoons cumin
-½ teaspoon garlic powder
-¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
-¼ teaspoon sea salt


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the kale coating.
4. Place the kale in a large bowl and toss with the prepared coating.
5. Gently spread the kale onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until crisp and lightly golden.
6. In a separate large bowl, toss together the bell peppers, onion, garlic and tomatoes.
7. Once the kale is done baking, add it to the bowl with the vegetables and toss to combine.
8. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to chill for 10-15 minutes.
9. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing.
10. Remove the salad from the refrigerator and top with nuts and diced avocados.
11. Drizzle the salad with the prepared dressing, and optionally add a pinch of sea salt if desired.

Enjoy as a side dish, or for a hearty lunch or dinner. With its bold flavor and irresistible texture, you’ll surely keep coming back for more.

My Market Salad captures the vibrancy of summer, when vegetables are in full force. If you’re looking for a meal that brings together flavors from various cultures, try this one. Similar recipes from India and other parts of the world use a local blend of spices called garam masala, making for a unique twist on this dish.