Avocado Massaged Kale Salad and Healthy Kale Salad @bestrecipebox

Avocado Massaged Kale Salad

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 215 kcal
Don't be hesitant about really working the avocado into the salad. Massage all that avocado goodness into the leaves and you have a spectacular soft and tender kale salad that's loaded with nutrients. Eat this salad within an hour or else the avocado can turn brown.


  • 1/2 pound kale (about 1 large bunch), ribs and tough stems removed
  • 2 avocados : 1 mashed, 1 chopped
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh lemon juice , plus more to taste if desired
  • Sea Salt or Kosher salt , to taste
  • Freshly cracked pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese (or eliminate to make it vegan)
  • 1/4 cup toasted nuts (sliced almonds, cashews, pistachios, chopped pecans, etc.), optional
  • 1/4 cup raisins (or dried fruit of choice - dried cherries, chopped apricots, etc.), optional


  1. Cut the kale leaves into thin strips. In a large bowl, combine the kale and the mashed avocado. Gently “massage” one mashed avocado into the kale leaves until they become soft and tender.
  2. Add lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Toss lightly.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add additional lemon juice, if desired.
  4. Just before serving, add the cheese, chopped avocado, and the optional nuts and dried fruit.