Raw Kale Salad


If you have never tried kale salad, you really don’t know what you have been missing. This salad is very flavorful and delicious; an experience that you will never forget. I’m actually craving for kale salad, I just can’t seem to get enough. Kale leaves are finely cut, then marinated in an oriental dressing. The sweet and tangy blend with creamy avocado lends a satisfying appeal to the taste buds, having you coming back for more.

Kale is a dark green leafy vegetable, a member of the brassica family along with brussel sprouts, cabbage, collards and broccoli. It is known to be one of the healthiest vegetables, an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Read this article for more on the health benefits of kale.
As I try to offer healthier alternatives to my readers, I'm also mindful that different people are at different stages in their knowledge. Therefore I'll include information on different products that I use, but definitely I'm not the final answer. As we are all unique, so are our bodies, choose what makes you feel healthier and happier.

For those who are trying to use less sodium in there diet or are soy, wheat and gluten free. Coconut Aminos might just be the solution. It has less sodium than soy sauce and tamari, its soy free and has a great taste. You can substitute coconut aminos in your recipes such stir fries, sauces, marinades and salad dressings; just the same way you use Bragg's Liquid Aminos, tamari and soy sauce.
What is Coconut Aminos? It is made from the raw sap of the coconut tree with added sea salt, it is raw and contains 17 aminos and it looks like soy sauce and has a salty taste with a sweet aftertaste.It is excellent for those on a gluten free, soy free or low sodium diet. For those who do not like the taste of coconut, Coconut Aminos is your answer because it does not have a coconut flavor, but actually taste like soy sauce.

1 bunch kale (remove thick stems)

2 Tbsp lemon juice

2 Tbsp coconut aminos, braggs, or soy sauce

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp sesame oil

1 escallion finely chopped

2-3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tsp sea salt

2 tsp ginger, grated

1 avocado, diced

1/2 red bell pepper

1/2 yellow bell pepper

1/2 red onion, diced

1/2 red cherry tomatoes

sesame seeds to garnish

Wash and dry kale leaves, finely cut leaves and place into a large bowl. Into a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, coconut aminos, maple syrup, sesame oil, escallion, garlic, sea salt, ginger. Add mixture into kale leaves and massage until wilted, add 1/2 of the avocado and massage for a creamy sauce. Then add the rest of the ingredients, garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

  1. I really enjoyed the kale salad, served it this weekend and my guest got seconds. They didn’t know kale could be so delicious!

  2. Thank you Suz, I try to offer different healthier alternatives because so many people for varying reasons are on different diet plans and people have differing preferences. Ultimately the healthier diet one chooses to follow is a personal decision, and only the individual has the final right to follow what makes him/her feels better!

  3. Raw Vegan Girl

    All I can say is YUMMY!!! Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I had all the ingredients to make it except the bell pepper. I turned out great and my husband loved it. :)

  4. Minnesota Deb

    I planted oak leaf kale in my garden several years ago, and it has been self-seeding ever since. My entire family has come to appreciate steamed kale, but in this stretch of 90-100 degree days, I have been loath to cook anything. My husband is also trying to stay dairy-free.
    This recipe is the perfect solution! Yum- I have made it 3 times now. I just made it for lunch today, and had to say thanks!

  5. That’s awesome Deb, I do understand, we are having the same weather pattern here in Virginia, and salads are very welcoming. The avocado mango salsa is also delicious! All the best to you and your husband.

  6. Oh my goodness! I can’t wait to try this! I LOVE kale in soups, but a raw kale salad has got to make you feel amazing after you eat it with all that nutrition!! Plus, it’s so pretty!

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