Massaged Kale Salad


  • 1 bunch washed kale, stemmed and sliced into thin strips
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine first 3 ingredients. Using your (washed) hands, massage the oil and vinegar into the kale leaves until the leaves soften, about 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Add salt and pepper to taste and top with optional toppings listed below.

Serves: 4 Serving size: 3/4 cup Total time: 10 min

Change it up!

Although this recipe is just the basic version, the great thing about this salad are all the different variations you can make!

Try swapping out the balsamic for lemon juice or a different type of vinegar.

Experiment with different oils like coconut oil, sesame oil, or even avocaildo oil


Once your kale is massaged, the options for add-ons are end-less:

  • Toss in some toasted sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, al-monds, pepitas or other nuts or seeds.

  • Sweeten it up with berries or other sliced fruits.

  • Spice it up with your favorite spices or herbs such as crushed red pepper, crushed garlic, fresh cilantro, or fresh basil.