Avocado Massaged Kale Salad | Something New For Dinner

Avocado massaged kale salad with oranges and toasted pumpkin seeds



Yield 4 servings

An avocado spa treatment for your kale mellows this cantankerous crucifer, and eliminates the need for a separate dressing. You will be hooked on this super easy and delicious way to prepare one of earth's healthiest foods.



  1. Cut the spines from the kale. Chop the kale leaves into 2 " squares. Put in a large non-aluminum bowl.
  2. Splash a couple tablespoons of olive oil (no need to measure) and sprinkle a generous pinch of sea salt on the kale.
  3. Using your hands, massage the kale until the texture and color changes to supple and darker green. Total massage time will vary between 1 and 5 minutes depending on the type of kale you are using and the maturity of the kale.
  4. When color and texture begin to change add juice from 1/2 lemon. Massage in with your hands for a another minute or so.
  5. When you think kale is just about ready, scoop out half of the avocado and massage that in to the kale, coating all the leaves.
  6. Cut the skin from the orange and segment the orange. Add diced avocado, orange segments, onion slices and toasted pumpkin seeds to the massaged kale. Toss. Adjust lemon juice to taste.

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