Mango Blueberry Kale salad with Toasted Sesame Oil Dressing

This is the last day of our two week vacation to Central Oregon or to be more precise, to Powell Butte, Oregon.  My home away from home has been at Brasada Ranch on Alfalfa Road in Powell Butte, Oregon and I guess I’m ready to return home but maybe not really.  Except for the smoky skies from the wild fires all over Oregon I love it here, usually we can see the beautiful Cascade mountains off in the distance.  We’ve been horse back riding, mountain biking, golfing, hiking, walking, relaxing by the pool or in my case today, relaxing in front of the Solheim Cup live on the Golf Channel.  Also doing some mad pinning to my Pinterest boards while in deep concentration about the direction of my blog in the coming months.  I’ve been sharing more salad and veggie recipes lately, which means less baking over the past few months.  But, I’m ready to get back to baking and have about a gazillion ideas that  I’ve saved on my Pinterest.

I whipped up this mango blueberry kale salad before I left on vacation and even ironed the napkin just for you!  My mango blueberry  kale salad with toasted sesame oil dressing is quick to make for your lunch or maybe to share with a friend which would also be fun with a glass of ice water sprinkled with fresh blueberries on the side.

Hope everyone is enjoying the delicious salads of Summer and will consider giving this one a try too!

Mango Blueberry Kale salad with Toasted Sesame Oil Dressing

Makes 2 large salads or double the recipe for 4-6 side salads.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups packed chopped kale
  • 1 cup blueberries, plus extra for serving
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut in cubes
  • 1/4 cup lightly chopped cashews, plus extra for serving
  • For the Toasted Sesame Oil Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Tamari
  • 1 teaspoon cashew butter
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned rice wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place chopped kale in large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the salad ingredients and massage into bowl of chopped kale.
  3. Add the blueberries, mango and cashews to chopped kale.
  4. Serve kale salad in bowls with additional whole cashews and blueberries.
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  1. I love mango salads! This is so pretty with the blueberries and I love that sprinkle of buttery cashews.

  2. What a beautiful and appetizing late summer salad!

  3. With spring gales presaging the return to warmer days here Down Under this is such an inviting salad to which to look forward . . . I have made similar but not used blueberries. Also the cashew butter in the slightly Asian dressing has drawing power. Lunch for a few friends also trying to get into summer gear: great! I am a wine lover, but do agree with your choice of beverage on this occasion :) !

  4. You make some of the best salads Patty! This one is no exception. Love kale and blueberries and that dressing sounds amazing. Hope your vacation was wonderful!

  5. Seasonal and bursting with flavor, what an fantastic kale salad! I fine I enjoy kale much more when there are other flavors to complement the earthy green!

  6. Oregon sounds like heaven! And so does your salad! I just had my first ever kale salad and fell in love. Now I have another to try!

  7. Hello Patty, I came on over as an invitation from Eha and I am so glad I did. This is a beautiful and healthy go to salad! It sounds like you had a wonderful active holiday. Looking forward to reading about your baking ideas. Take care, BAM

  8. Sounds like a R&R and memorable holiday/vacation, you’ve been enjoying Patty. I’ve been enjoying all the healthful salads you’ve been featuring with summer fruits and cheeses. Good eating! Great salad with the mango and cashew combination – will have to try that cashew butter. Have a safe trip home!

  9. Oh so pretty in that gorgeous bowl! Love all the flavors in this salad and so very healthy!!

  10. Sounds like you’re having a wonderful holiday.
    I’m looking forward to your baking, but I’ve been loving all the healthy recipes you’ve posted lately!

  11. Patty, it sounds like your having a lovely holiday. Now I want to go there for some relaxing time.

    I love the colours and ingredients in your salad — you always have the best salad recipes, have I ever told you that?:) This is another winner. And thanks for ironing the napkin for us.:)

  12. What a bright and colorful salad! Love mango and love the mango-blueberry-kale combination here. So healthy and yummy! Pinned!

  13. So glad you are having a blast, but I’m ready to have you back so I can hear all about the trip and what plans you have up your sleeve for this space. I heard about the fires that way. Have a safe trip home. I haven’t been baking much either, but I have a few things I ned to make too.
    -Gina-

  14. Wow Patty this recipe is wonderful and so nutritious and full of color. I love everything about this recipe and the dressing. I’ve saved it to my ziplist to try very soon. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Love fruit in salads this year – so colorful!

  16. Looks so refreshingly delicious and completely healthy! Thanks for the pressed napkin…this is definitely worthy of a cloth napkin!

  17. Wow, when you whip up a salad you’re not fooling around! This looks amazing!! :D

  18. So refreshing!! I love the use of toasted sesame oil here. Sigh, summer is just escaping so fast! Enjoy your much needed break :)

  19. Beautiful and healthy salad with two of the most antioxidant-loaded ingredients out there. Oh, and thanks for ironing the napkin for us :)

  20. Hi Patty, Just stopped by to say thanks for being a part of the YBR.

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