Two bowls of kale salad sitting on a white surface with some pecans scattered around.

Massaged Kale Sale

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan

A basic massaged kale salad that can be customized with different salad ingredients based on preference and availability. There is no right or wrong answer to this salad!



For the Massaged Kale

  • 78 handfuls of de-stemmed and finely chopped kale
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the Salad

  • pecans, walnuts, pine nuts or slivered almonds
  • cranberries, raisins or chopped dates
  • diced red onion or scallions
  • avocado


  1. Add the massaged kale ingredients to a mixing bowl and massage the kale with your hands for a few minutes, working in the oil and lemon. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to soften.
  2. Add the rest of your salad ingredients and serve right away.
  3. Leftovers, without the avocado, can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Keywords: kale salad, healthy, vegetarian, raw, raw vegan salad, easy, massage