Recipe: Tomato, kale and vermicelli salad with almond and honey dressing


Tomato, kale and vermicelli salad with almond and honey dressing. Picture / Babiche Martens.

TOMATO, KALE AND VERMICELLI SALAD WITH ALMOND AND HONEY DRESSING
Serves 4

Dressing
• ½ cup almonds
• 2 Tbsp runny honey
• 2 Tbsp oil
• 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
• ¼ cup water

Salad
• 3 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
• ½ red onion, sliced thinly
• ½ red pepper, sliced thinly
• 1 red chilli, sliced thinly
• ½ cup snap peas, thinly sliced
• 2 cups kale torn in pieces
• 1 cup coriander or basil leaves (or both)
• ¼ cup roughly chopped almonds
• 4 cups cooked vermicelli
• Salt and pepper to taste

1. To make the dressing, place the almonds, honey, oil, vinegar and water in a blender and blitz until almost smooth, adding a little extra water if needed.

2. Place the tomatoes, onion, pepper, chilli, snap peas, kale, herbs, chopped almonds and vermicelli in a large bowl. Pour over the dressing and combine well.

3. Serve on a large platter and season with salt and pepper.

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