Kale Avocado Salad


This is a knock-off from the kale avocado salad on the Whole Foods salad bar.  It’s a great way to eat raw kale, which we all know is one of the top nutrient-dense foods.  If you’ve been wanting to get more kale in your diet, you’ve got to try this salad.

All you need are three ingredients:

1.  Kale

2.  1 Avocado (make sure it’s ripe)

3.  Salsa– about half a cup (fresh is best but jarred works)


You’ll need about half a bunch of kale.  The amount you use depends on if you have made friends with kale yet.  If you are good pals with kale like I am, go for a larger amount.  If kale is new to you start small.   Kale can be an acquired taste.  If you’re not yet certain how much you two have in common, start with less kale and more avocado.   I used the entire bunch today and I’m pretty sure that most people would find it too kale-y and not enough creamy avocado/salsa-y.  Nevertheless, still delicious.

Rinse and chop up your kale into bite sized pieces.  Whether or not you leave in the middle stem is up to you.  I did.






In a small bowl mash up the avocado with the salsa.  A short-cut here would be to buy some pre-made guacamole and just use that.

Make sure your hands are washed well.  Place the chopped kale in a large mixing bowl, drop in the avocado/salsa mixture.  Now it’s time to massage the dressing into the kale pieces.  Fingers work best here, don’t be afraid to get them messy.  Massage until all the kale is evenly coated.  Taste and add salt as desired.  Enjoy!

Or, pick some up from the Whole Foods salad bar– theirs is so creamy and yummy; they don’t skimp on the avocado.

Other ways to enjoy kale include kale chips and smoothies.

Let me know your favorite way to eat kale….

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2 Responses to Kale Avocado Salad

  1. Sarah says:

    Made this tonight and it was sooo good!

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