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Favorite Kale Salad

Favorite Kale Salad

Massaging the kale softens the leaves for this fresh and delicious salad

Course Salad
Keyword kale
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 154 kcal


  • 10 cups kale leaves I use curly kale
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds toasted
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated; can also substitute feta, goat cheese or blue cheese


  1. Wash and dry kale leaves; place in large bowl.

  2. Put garlic and salt in mortar and mash garlic into a paste.

  3. Add garlic paste, juice of one lemon, and olive oil to kale. Use clean hands to massage kale. Massaging breaks down cell walls and makes kales leaves tender.

  4. Add dried cranberries, almonds and cheese. Toss and serve. This salad keeps well in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Favorite Kale Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 605mg17%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 11175IU224%
Vitamin C 144mg175%
Calcium 215mg22%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.