Massaged Kale Salad Recipe - Goji Fitness

Massaged Kale Salad Recipe

Massaged Kale Salad Recipe

Massaged kale salad recipe will show you how to turn this rather tough leafy green into tender deliciousness. Using a little salt and a lot of lemon juice helps to break down the kale making it easier to chew. There is no need for extra dressing as the lemon and avocado are dressing enough.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Yield4 servings


    For the salad

    • 1 bunch kale (I like Italian kale)
    • 1/2 a ripe avocado
    • 1 lemon juiced
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • Fun optional twist: 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds to top!


    Preparing the salad


    Wash, dry and de-stem kale leaves. Rip into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl.


    Scoop out and add the avocado and lemon juice.


    Now roll up your sleeves and dive-in with clean hands! Massage the avocado and lemon juice into the leaves and notice how they soften and become bright green.


    Once everything is incorporated add in salt and pepper to taste.

    Avocado is naturally salty so be sure to go easy on the salt when massaging the kale. It's best to do a taste test.
    You can use this recipe as a base and top it with anything you like. I love pomegranate seeds. But you can also chop up veggies you have on hand to make this a more substantial salad or leave as-is for a tasty side.

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