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Savory Vegan Kale Salad

July 18, 2014
Yummy basic vegan kale salad

This recipe has an incredible nutritional profile, is filling and completely versatile. I often make this salad for dinner and pack the leftovers in my lunch the following day.


  • 1 bunch lacianto kale
  • 1 medium diced avocado
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of pink salt


  • Thoroughly rinse and pat dry the kale with a clean towel.
  • Tear the kale from its stem and then into small, bite-sized pieces.
  • In a mixing bowl combine kale and diced avocado. Massage the avocado into the kale until the consistency becomes smooth and creamy.
  • Once the kale and avocado are massaged together, add in olive oil, salt and lemon juice.
  • Continue to massage until the ingredients are evenly combined.
  • Add in any other desired ingredients and chill for 15 minutes before serving.


+ Try adding nuts and/or seeds for extra protein and texture.

+ Consider adding either fresh or sautéed vegetables before chilling.

+ Instead of fresh lemon juice, swap for 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, liquid aminos, or nama shoyu instead.

+ Use spices to play with the flavor profile. I often use garlic powder, white pepper, onion salt and tarragon.


Always wash your hands prior to massaging ingredients.



Delicious vegan creamy kale salad by Hannah Larson The Healthful Salad

Delicious vegan creamy kale salad


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  • Reply Frankye Jones October 25, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Thanks for your recipes, Hannah. I wonder if you know about a product I love and use a lot. For instance it would be a good substitute for the lemon in this kale salad recipe. It’s Trader Joe’s Gourmet Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar. I think it’s a fantastic product.

    • Reply Hannah October 26, 2015 at 6:14 am

      Hi Frankye, I personally have not tried the Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar. I looked up the ingredients and it sounds like a fantastic and versatile product! I’m quite positive replacing the lemon juice with this would taste great! I will have to pick up a bottle the next time I’m at Trader Joe’s.

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