Cucumber and Kale Salad with Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing

Ali Segersten (author) Mar 12, 2022
CUCUMBER KALE SALAD CREAMY PUMPKIN SEED DRESSING-1
Difficulty
Average Recipe
Prep Time
20 minutes
Wait Time
3 hours
Servings
4

Serve this flavorful cucumber-kale salad as a side dish or add any type of cooked protein, such as baked chicken breasts or baked salmon, and serve as a light main dish. Don't skip the fresh mint! It is the secret ingredient that ties all of the flavors together.

Preparation Note

Place the raw pumpkin seeds into a bowl and cover with filtered water. Let them soak on your counter for about 3 to 4 hours. Then rinse and drain through a fine mesh strainer.

Ingredients

Salad

3 cups finely chopped curly kale
2 medium English cucumbers sliced
2 green onions thinly sliced
½ cups finely chopped parsley
¼ cups finely chopped fresh mint
1 handfuls microgreens

Dressing

½ cups pumpkin seeds (soaked for 3-4 hours)
2 green onions chopped
6 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoons Herbamare (or sea salt)