Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Creamy Kale + Avocado Salad (See Jane Be Healthy)

In our household, I'm alone in my love for kale.  I try and sneak it into dinner from time to time but as a whole, Eric simply doesn't like it (and neither does Jerome--I thought dogs ate everything!).  Even so, I buy a bunch almost every week and try to incorporate it into our diets as often as I can.   It's so versatile (remember my smoothie?) and I especially love it in raw form.  I tried a kale avocado salad from Whole Foods one afternoon and was determined to make my own delicious version.  It's not Eric's cup of tea, but hey, different strokes for different folks.  So how about you:  do you say yay or nay to kale?

Kale + Avocado Salad Recipe

1/2 bunch of kale, rinsed and chopped
1 avocado
juice of 1 lemon
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1 T apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted (over low heat in a saucepan)
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Mix liquid ingredients together and set aside.  Take avocado and massage it into kale leaves with a fork.  Mix in liquids and top with hazelnuts and cranberries.  Makes about 4 servings.


  1. This can't possibly be bad! And it also looks very good ^^ xo

  2. To be honest I don't love kale either but I think avocado makes everything better - even kale! But I guess I'll have to give it a go to be sure!


  3. I really really really try and love Kale but IDK how I feel. I'll have to try this out!

  4. mmm this looks so yummy and healthy -- sign me up! xo


  5. SO good! I love massaged kale salads - you should try massaging just the avocado, lemon and salt into the kale with your hands for a few minutes to soften the leaves and work the flavours in even more - SO much better than topping it with a dressing!

  6. OMG this looks so good! Can we make in Napa??

  7. massage and avocado in one sentence never sounded so good!

  8. I've Kale tasty and not so tasty.. but so far my favorite is it wilted with sauteed garlic and butter sauce with parm cheese! Amazing!

  9. I LOVE avocado on everything! Thanks for the fun recipe Anna.

    Chelsea & The City

  10. Kale just recently became a part of my life after I tried a recipe involving golden raisins, white balsamic and marcona almonds. I'm a new woman!

    Thanks for sharing! I feel like anything with avocado is bound to be a success.

  11. I've been craving both of these green superfoods, but am unfortunately in China for a couple months where you cannot find either!!