Kale Salad and Friends


Lately I have been obsessed with Kale.  I have made Kale chips, Kale smoothies and now my favorite Kale Salad.  I am seriously in love with Kale salad.  The one thing that I have learned on how to make a delicious kale salad is to massage the kale.  That makes it nice and tender. Kale can sometimes be a little bitter, but if you find the right patch it can be absolutely divine.  I also wanted this kale salad to have some friends; so I added a couple different things.  I hope you enjoy it, and by the way it was so good that my kids (3 and 4 yrs old) loved it. The benefits that you are getting out of this salad is outstanding.


1 Bunch of Kale (stalks removed)

Juice from a Lemon

½ Cup of Extra Virgin Olive oil

Salt and Black Peppercorn (to taste)

1 Avocado, diced

1 small red onion, diced (or half of a medium one)

1 Orange bell pepper (tip: when buying bell peppers, turn them upside down and if it has 3 bumps it means its nice and sweet which is great for eating it raw and 4 bumps is usually good for cooking with)

1 tomato, diced

Shaved almonds for topping


In a large bowl, add the kale, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Start to massage until the kale starts to soften and wilt, should take about 2 minutes or so. Afterwards add all of your diced veggies to the party, and if you would like to add protein to the mix go for it.  I added some little pieces of chicken breast. Topped with some shaved almonds.



7 thoughts on “Kale Salad and Friends

  1. Kale is awesome–we eat it at least two or three days a week. When we have to be out for dinner (Yes, I say “have to be” because no restaurant food tastes as good to me as mine) I am often tempted to ask them to scoop up the kale surrounding the salad bar or decorating the plate and cook it up for me!

  2. I had no idea that you could soften kale by mixing/massaging it in oil and spices! Thanks for the tip, now I don’t have to blanch it in boiling water 🙂

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