Jianna’s “Scarily Addictive” Kale Salad


My niece Jianna is incredibly talented!  She’s an amazing actress, student and cook.  She is so passionate about food that I’m sure one day she will have her own show on the Food Network!  Here is her recipe for Kale Salad – I ate so much of this at our reunion and I STILL didn’t get sick of it!




This salad is “scarily addictive”, fresh and light. Make a lot because you’ll be fighting over it. Can save in refrigerator for 1-2 days.


1 bunch organic kale
1 lime – squeezed over kale
1 T olive oil
1 pinch sea salt (fine)


Put all ingredients together – massage vigorously until kale wilts ( approx 2-3 mins) – this is key!


1 tomato
1 avocado
1 lime
Diced seeded Serrano or jalapeño pepper to taste
Dash of olive oil
Pinch of sea salt to taste


Put all ingredients in a bowl.  Let sit while massaging kale. Pour on top , mix and enjoy!

Mango Chicken Salad

Mango Chicken Salad

This is one of my favorite salads everrrrrrrr!  I also love it with poached flaked salmon (available at Trader Joe’s). It literally takes minutes to make!





4 c arugula (about 2.5 ounces)

1 mango, peeled and sliced into 1-inch-long pieces (or use pre-sliced fresh mango)

1 red pepper, trimmed, seeded, and sliced into 1-inch-long pieces

1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced

2 T extra-virgin olive oil

1 t balsamic vinegar

Sea salt to taste

1 rotisserie chicken

1/4 c slivered almonds


In a large bowl, combine arugula, mango, red pepper and onion. In another, smaller bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a pinch of sea salt. Set aside.

Slice rotisserie chicken into 3-inch-long strips. Add to salad; toss to combine. Add balsamic vinaigrette and almonds; toss again before serving.