Monday, February 13, 2012

Hail To Kale

My absolute favorite lunch staple is the 'kale salad' from Juice Generation! And, I've now perfected how to make this recipe at home, whew!

I've been on the kale bandwagon for at least the past year and I continue to love this green veggie more and more everyday! I know that sounds funny, but it's makes me quite happy.

This nutritional powerhouse meal tastes delish and is extremely easy to make!

And, the best thing about sturdy kale, you can toss the dressing on in the morning and it won't be soggy by lunch time, like ordinary mixed greens.

I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do!

Kale Salad
2 cups of kale, finely chopped
1/2 an avocado, diced
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Sprinkle of sea salt
Sprinkle of black pepper
1 carrot, grated or finely sliced
1/3 cup of sunflower seeds
1/3 cup of raisins (optional)

In a medium-sized bowl, combine kale, carrots, sunflower seeds and raisins. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add the dressing to the kale combination according to taste. Carefully incorporate avocado into the salad.

Yields: 2 Servings


  1. I too love kale, so I'll have to try this! My favorite kale salad is listed below, in case you want some variety.

    In a large bowl: tear up one bunch/head of kale, add 1 avocado and juice from 1/2 of a lime. Massage everything together (i.e. get your hands dirty). Add 1 tomato, diced. Salt and pepper to taste. I make this at night and take it to work for lunch the next day. It stays fresh for 24 hours!

    1. That sounds so good... Almost like kale guacamole! I will have to try this very soon... Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the recipe! At $10 a salad it was about to make me broke. Glad I can now make it when I want to!