Massaged Kale Salad

Prep Notes


Serves 4


  • 12-15 dinosaur kale leaves
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp sea salt  
  • 4 TBS honey (agave if vegan) 
  • 4 TBS lemon juice  
  • 1 TBS fresh grated ginger  
  • black or red pepper  
  • 1 apple  
  • 6 radishes  
  • 1 avocado - chunks or slices  1/2 C roasted sunflower seeds


Rinse off the kale, cut crosswise into 1/4 inch pieces, including stems if using dinosaur kale. Sprinkle on 1/2 tsp of the salt and begin to squeeze the kale and salt vigorously with your hands so that the kale softens and moisture begins to sweat out. Taste it to see if you need any more salt. Massage the kale until it's moist and tender. Mix together the lemon juice, honey, and ginger, and combine with the kale. Toss together. Slice up the apple into small chunks, the radish, the avocado, add the roasted sunflower seeds and some pepper-toss it and serve. Amazing!


This is a salad that will make everyone FLIP, even those who think they don't like kale!