Easy Massaged Kale Salad

This salad is not only easy, it is delicious! It’s also my most requested recipe.

A delicious way to add this nutrient dense green into your diet.

A delicious way to add this nutrient dense green into your diet.

It’s as good for parties and pot lucks as it is for weekday dinner.

Kale has gotten a lot of good press lately because of it is dense in nutrients. My

hubby even wears a t-shirt that says Kale University!


Prep Time: 10 – 15 Minutes

Serves: 4 – 6 People


  • 1 Bunch Kale (I prefer Lacinato Kale, but any Kale will be delicious)
  • 1 Fresh Lemon
  • 3 Large Cloves Garlic
  • 4 Scallions (more to taste)
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt


Into a large mixing bowl:

  1. Wash and dry 1 bunch of kale.
  2. Remove thick center rib (save for juicing or soup stock).
  3. Zest and juice lemon into large bowl.
  4. Press or mince garlic cloves and add to lemon mixture.
  5. Add Sea Salt
  6. Peel avacado, remove seed and mash into lemon, garlic and sea salt.
  7. Roll leaves tightly like a cigar and with sharp knife slice as thinly as possible. 
  8. Add to bowl with dressing.
  9. Thinly slice scallions and place in bowl with kale and dressing.
  10. With clean hands, massage dressing into kale until kale is completely coated. 


  • Add 1/2 TBSP Gomasio
  • Slice an additional Avocado for garnish

My Notes….

This salad is not only super easy, dense in nutrition and highly transportable.  It is also a huge hit! 

The first time I made this I took it to a ‘Girl’s Night’ party and didn’t have any to bring home.

  • Can serve up to 8. 
  • You can easily double this recipe.
  • Add more garlic, lemon or avocado depending on your taste.
  • It will last in your refrigerator up to 5 days.
  • Prepare this recipe at least 1 hour to serving. The longer it marinates the better it tastes.
  • The thinner you slice the kale leaves the better marinates and digests.  


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