Grape, Broccoli and Avocado Salad with Toasty Oat Topping

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Grape, Broccoli and Avocado Salad with Toasty Oat Topping

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6

Toasted Oat Topping:
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons steel-cut oats
1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning

6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup quartered red or green Grapes from California
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 bag (12 ounces) broccoli slaw
2 cups lightly packed torn curly kale
1 1/2 cups halved Grapes from California
1/2 cup minced red onion
1/3 cup chopped dried figs
freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 large, firm but ripe avocado, diced

To make toasted oat topping: In medium skillet over medium-low heat, cook butter, almonds, oats, salt and Italian herb seasoning about 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring frequently.

To make dressing: In small blender, puree olive oil, grapes, wine vinegar, honey, sea salt and pepper, to taste, until smooth.

To make salad: In large bowl, mix broccoli slaw, kale, grapes, red onion and figs; season with pepper, to taste, and drizzle with dressing; toss well to coat. Add avocado and toss lightly. Transfer to six serving plates or bowls and sprinkle with toasted oat topping.


Source: California Table Grape Commission