Avocado Kale Salad #3

I recently had a not so great Kale Salad at a restaurant. The menu ingredients sounded fabulous but with Kale you need to massage it a bit with your hands so it “wilts” and this one wasn’t. Here is my take on it, yum!!

We like a lot of kale salad and it keeps really well for a few days. But if you don’t want as much just half the recipe.

Avocado Kale Salad 

  • 3 heads lacanato kale, chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3-4 tablespoon Braggs, tamari or nama shoyu
This is just a base…Combine and Massage the avocado, lemon juice and braggs into the kale. Then add whatever is fresh, you have in the house or love in a salad.

The Base - before adding the toppings

I added — raw sunflower seeds, diced raw red onion, shredded carrots and diced red pepper.
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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 11:35:51

    oooo, this is a fantastic idea!! I recently started eliminating oil from my diet, so I was a bit lost on how to wilt Kale. I started soaking it in lemon juice, but massaging avocado in it and adding nama shoyu sounds like a great idea too!! Thanks…You’re brilliant as always 🙂

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    • marisashealthykitchen
      Sep 13, 2011 @ 11:40:14

      hahaha thanks Kim! You are amazing!!! You will love this, just make sure to really massage it 🙂 I find that part so fun!! But why did you give up all oil? Make sure you are still getting enough healthy fats 🙂 avocado will help of course :):):) miss you!!!

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  2. Kim
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 12:27:22

    aww thanks!! I do love me some Kale!! Yes, I still eat avocado and I am in love with coconut milk so I am good on the fats. Well I read a few articles on olive oil and other oils and it has convinced me to cut them out as much as possible.

    http://www.pritikin.com/eperspective/0611/oliveOil.shtml

    http://www.happyhealthylonglife.com/happy_healthy_long_life/2008/07/im-going-to-miss-my-olive-oil—who-knew-it-wasnt-so-healthy-after-all-drs-esselstyn-ornish-vogel-rudel-did.html

    They are interesting articles. I also watched Forks over Knives (it’s on netflix now) and after that I found Dr. Esselstyn’s son has a book and a facebook page and they are very adamant about not using oil. lol That and the fact that I am on a strict diet for training purposes and oil was taking up a lot of my daily calories that could have been used for other foods. So now that I am not using oil, I have a lot more caloric room for tons of veggies in my salad and a lot more food in general in my day. 🙂

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