Raw Kale and Avocado Salad Recipe

raw kale and avocado salad, paleo raw kale saladMaybe it’s the new-found summer days, but I’ve been on a bit of a salad kick lately. They are easy, light and don’t require any heat; it’s too hot to cook.

While I loved kale cooked or crispy, it’s also one of my favorite salad bases. Your missing out if you aren’t enjoying it raw — which is also the form in which it delivers the most nutritional value. Bring on the vitamins.

While I keep this really simple with only a few ingredients, feel free to throw some nuts, extra veggies or berries in if you wish. I recently served this with Citrus-Marinated Pork and the combination was delicious. Enjoy!



Paleo Raw Kale and Avocado Salad Recipe

  • 4 cups lacinato or “dinosaur” kale, cleaned, stems removed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 TB coconut oil, melted if in solid form
  • 1 TB all-natural agave syrup
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 red onion, minced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

– Squeeze juice of 1 lemon over kale, add salt and pepper and massage kale for about 10 minutes until it begins to wilt; set aside.

– In a separate bowl combine juice of remaining lemon, agave and coconut oil; set aside.

– Add minced onion, tomato and arugula to kale.

– Add lemon/agave/oil mixture and toss to coat.

– Add avocado and toss gently to combine.

– Serve immediately. Yum!

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