Kale Salad Recipe
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Kale Salad Recipe

A step by step recipe for perfect massaged kale salad topped with lots of veggies. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 unfinished wood bowl
  • 4 stalks of kale, removed from stems, and washed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • vegetables of your choice
  • beans or chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • quinoa or rice, cooked


  • Peel once piece of garlic then cut in half crosswise not lengthwise. In your wooden salad bowl add salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Using the open cut side of the garlic rub the salt and oil into the bowl, all around the bottom and edges of the bowl. Add a big squeeze of lemon juice then continue to rub the mixture into the bowl.
  • Remove the kale from the stem and tear the greens into bite sized pieces, then wash and dry the kale using a salad spinner or colander.
  • Add the kale to the bowl and rub the greens into the salad bowl, getting the dressing all over the greens and leaving no green undressed :).
  • Top the kale with vegetables of your choice, some beans or chickpeas, quinoa, and maybe some avocado. Then drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil, another squeeze of lemon juice, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. If you'd like more dressing at this point you can also add a touch of good quality balsamic vinegar.