This fabulous Kale + SunGold Kiwifruit Salad Board is such a great meal to serve during the summer months to satisfy everyone’s craving for something fresh and flavorful. Let everyone build their own salads with this amazing selection of toppings and a light honey lemon vinaigrette to drizzle over it.

Kale + SunGold Kiwi Salad Board by The BakerMama

We love salads, especially in the summer when it’s just too hot to be eating warm meals. A build-your-own salad board is our favorite way to serve salads so everyone can plate their own salad just the way they like it. This Kale + SunGold Kiwifruit Salad Board offers an amazing selection of toppings for salad building yet everyone wants all the topping choices because they’re just too good, especially together!

We’re talking perfectly crisp massaged kale with sweet and juicy Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit, salt and peppery shrimp, crunchy pecans and almonds, chewy dried cherries, savory blue cheese crumbles, sweet and savory pecan-crusted goat cheese balls, slightly tart blueberries, creamy avocado and a light honey lemon vinaigrette. The combination of textures and flavors is incredibly satisfying and out of this world delicious!

Kale + SunGold Kiwi Salad Board by The BakerMama

This salad board would not be complete without the Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit. It’s what brings it all together and makes the salad so flavorful and refreshing. If you’ve never tried SunGold kiwifruit, it’s a must try! It’s golden in color and gloriously sweet. We’re talking sweeter than green kiwi, but not as acidic. It has a flavor that’s more of a cross between a mango and a strawberry. It’s incredibly juicy yet still has a beautifully smooth texture. It has hairless skin so you can bite into it like an apple, for double the fiber than eating the flesh alone and it’s an excellent source of Vitamin C.

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit

I can’t believe we’ve just been introduced to this amazing SunGold Kiwifruit! It’s our new favorite summer fruit. We snack on it, add it to our smoothies, put it over our oatmeal, make cocktails with it and, as you can see here, we make awesome salads with it! The enjoyment possibilities are endless.

Kale + SunGold Kiwi Salad Board by The BakerMama

This salad board comes together beautifully in less than 30 minutes and is sure to be enjoyed by all. Let me show you how to build it so that you can recreate it for your loved ones this summer.

To prep the ingredients, sauté the shrimp, massage the kale with olive oil, make the simple honey lemon vinaigrette, prep the mini pecan-crusted goat cheese balls and slice the SunGold Kiwifruit and avocado.

Kale + SunGold Kiwi Salad Board by The BakerMama

On a wood serving board, about 18” x 12” in size, add the bowl of honey lemon vinaigrette. Arrange the massaged kale across the board and around the vinaigrette bowl.

Place the sliced SunGold Kiwifruit in various places on the kale across the board. Pile the shrimp, blueberries, remaining ½ cup candied pecans, sliced almonds, dried cherries, and blue cheese crumbles in a few different spots on the kale. Put the pecan-coated goat cheese balls in several places on the board. Arrange some avocado slices at the top and bottom of the kale on the board.

Kale + SunGold Kiwi Salad Board by The BakerMama

Place some serving tongs near the board so each person can build their own salad on their own plates. Place a spoon in the dressing for drizzling over the salads.

Kale + SunGold Kiwi Salad Board by The BakerMama

And that’s all there is to it, my friends! A stunning salad board that screams summer and is sure to satisfy.

Give each person a plate and let them build their own beautiful salad…

Kale + SunGold Kiwi Salad Board by The BakerMama

I hope you enjoy this kale + SunGold Kiwifruit salad board as much and as often as we plan to do this summer! It’s perfect for enjoying out on your patio, at the beach, at the lake or at your dining table with your loved ones. My crew can’t get over how delicious and satisfying it is, so I’m sure you and yours will love it too!

If you do make it and post to social, be sure to tag me @thebakermama and @zesprikiwifruit so we can see! 😍 I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Kale + SunGold Kiwifruit Salad Board by The BakerMama

Kale + SunGold Kiwifruit Salad Board

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

This fabulous Kale + SunGold Kiwifruit Salad Board is such a great meal to serve during the summer months to satisfy everyone’s craving for something fresh and flavorful. Let everyone build their own salads with this amazing selection of toppings and a light honey lemon vinaigrette to drizzle over it.


Ingredients

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Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounce) bag fully-cooked frozen medium shrimp, thawed and patted dry
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag chopped kale
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • ¾ cup candied pecans
  • 5 Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit (use this coupon to bring home your own free pack!)
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • ½ large avocado, sliced

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Heat a little olive oil or butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season the thawed and patted dry shrimp with salt and pepper. Add the shrimp to the hot pan and sauté for 1 minute per side. Remove the shrimp from pan and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add the kale and 2 teaspoons olive oil. Massage the olive oil with the kale for 2-3 minutes until it softens. Set aside.

To make the honey lemon vinaigrette, whisk the lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, and Dijon mustard in a medium mixing bowl until well combined. Continue to whisk, adding the olive oil and whisking briskly until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place in a small serving bowl.

Crush ¼ cup of the candied pecans and place them in a shallow bowl. Using a teaspoon, roll the goat cheese into balls. Roll each ball in the crushed candied pecans until coated all over. Store the goat cheese balls in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Peel and slice the SunGold kiwifruit.

On a wood board, about 18” x 12” in size, add the bowl of honey lemon vinaigrette. Arrange the massaged kale across the board and around the vinaigrette bowl.

Place the sliced SunGold kiwifruit in various places on the kale across the board. Pile the shrimp, blueberries, remaining ½ cup candied pecans, sliced almonds, dried cherries, and blue cheese crumbles in a few different spots on the kale. Put the pecan-coated goat cheese balls in several spots on the board. Arrange some avocado slices at the top and bottom of the kale on the board.

Place some serving tongs near the board so each person can build their own salad on their own plates. Place a spoon in the dressing for drizzling over the salads. Serve and enjoy!


 

 

 

 

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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