Kale and pear salad

I enjoy adding both fresh fruit and dried fruit to my salads to sweeten them naturally.  The secret to a good kale salad is to massage the dressing into the leaves and to remove the thick stem.

1 small bunch kale, remove thick stem and cut the leaves

1 avocado, diced

1 pear, diced

2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup dried cranberries


1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Juice from 1/2 lemon

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

1 garlic clove, chopped finely


Make the dressing first by mixing all the ingredients and then massage this into the kale leaves.  Then add in the pear, avocado, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds and mix well.  Serve chilled.