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Delicious Massaged Kale Salad

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 salads 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Delicious Massaged Kale Salad – a flavorful and filling kale salad that does not disappoint!



Creamy Balsamic Dressing

  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Califia Farms Unsweetened Almondmilk (or Califia Farms BetterHalf Unsweetened Creamer)

Massaged Kale Salad

  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • salt
  • avocado oil
  • 3 cups fresh kale, removed from stem and roughly chopped
  • lemon juice
  • 1 apple, cubed
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds


Creamy Balsamic Dressing

  1. Combine ingredients in small bowl and whisk to combine.

Massaged Kale Salad

  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
  2. Place sweet potatoes on parchment-lined baking sheet.  Drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Place in oven, middle rack, for 15-20 minutes or until soft.
  4. Take two large salad bowl and add 1 1/2 cups of kale to each.
  5. Drizzle with avocado oil, a splash of fresh lemon juice and sprinkle with salt. Use hands to massage oil into kale.
  6. Add apple, avocado, blueberries, slivered almonds and roasted sweet potatoes.
  7. Drizzle with creamy balsamic dressing and serve immediately!


  • If you really do not like raw kale of any kind then I would suggest that you sauté the kale in a cast iron skillet first.  Simply add a little oil to a cast iron skillet (medium-high temp) and add your massaged kale. Move around the pan constantly for a minute or two and then place in the bowls for serving.

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