Kale-Turkey Chopped Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 large bunch kale, stems removed, leaves chopped

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Kosher salt

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 small clove garlic, grated

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

Freshly ground pepper

1 12-ounce piece smoked deli turkey, chopped

1 apple, chopped

1/4 cup unsalted roasted sunflower seeds

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced


  1. Soak the red onion in a small bowl of ice water, 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the kale, 1 tablespoon vinegar and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Toss and rub with your fingers until the kale is dark green and softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk the mayonnaise, buttermilk, garlic, dill and the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar in a small bowl until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Drain the red onion, pat dry and add to the bowl with the kale; add the turkey, apple and half of the sunflower seeds. Drizzle with about three-quarters of the dressing and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper. Top with the remaining dressing, sunflower seeds and the avocado.