Monday, April 15, 2013

Kale Salad with Flax Lemon Dressing

I love kale! Not only is it great for you, it tastes great too. It is high in vitamins A and K and is a great source of plant-based calcium. But, some people don't find it all that palatable because of its course roughage. The best way to change its texture is to massage dressing into kale for a few minutes to soften it up, then let it sit and marinate for a bit -- you'll be amazed at how much better it will be.

This is a simple recipe that takes kale, mushrooms, onions, and avocado and mixes them with a flax oil and lemon dressing. Don't skimp on the avocado as it is crucial to this dish.

Kale Salad with Flax Lemon Dressing

  • 1 bunch fresh kale
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup flax seed oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp tamari

Tear kale into bite-size pieces leaving the stems behind. Add the mushrooms, red onion, and avocado into the bowl and toss.

Combine the oil, lemon juice, and tamari in a separate bowl, mix, and pour over the vegetables. Massage dressing into the kale with your hands for a few minutes. Don't worry about smashing the avocado -- you actually want to smash some of it so it becomes part of the dressing. Trust me -- it will be good. Let it marinate for 10 minutes before serving.


  1. I created a great massaged kale salad that's almost raw (I use garlic powder and tamari, but you could use Bragg's). let me know if you want the recipe.