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Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe

Clean Eating Kale Salad

A simple, quick and delicious salad that travels well for lunch. It's low in calories and high in nutrition density.

Course Salad, Vegetables
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Calories 85 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 medium bunch dino kale (a.k.a. Lacinato kale)
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 medium shallot (2 cloves - minced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cherry tomatoes (cut in half - optional, but good)
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. CLEANING YOUR KALE:

  2. Soak the kale in a tub of water for at least 10 minutes to allow any dirt to come off. (If you want to cut down on bitterness, do this after preparing your leaves as shown here.)

  3. Then (one leaf at a time) lay a leaf on your cutting board.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  4. Fold it in half.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  5. Cut along the hard rib all the way down.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  6. The leaf should now be completely removed from the stem.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  7. Chop or tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces. (If you haven't soaked your leaves yet, do so now.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  8. Place the leaves in a salad spinner and spin to dry.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  9. Place the leaves in a large mixing bowl.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  10. Add your minced shallots.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  11. Add the lemon juice.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  12. Sprinkle on just a small pinch of salt (optional, but tasty)

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  13. Add in the avocado and squish/knead everything together for about 3-5 minutes.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  14. When finished, your hands should be dirty and your kale should be nice and soft/pliable. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe
  15. If using the tomatoes (I didn't, but I have in the past and it's super good), toss them in now, and then serve.

    Clean Eating Kale Salad Recipe

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include the optional tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Kale Salad
Amount Per Serving (0.25 the recipe)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Potassium 408mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 85%
Vitamin C 68%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.