Massaged Kale Salad


Gena of Choosing Raw inspired me to try massaged kale salad and I’ve found that It’s a great way to start using kale as a base for your salad. I use her recipe as a guide but I’m created my own combination.

Massaged Kale Salad

  • About 1-2 cups washed and chopped kale
  • ¼ avocado, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon jucie
  • tomato, chopped
  • carrot, grated
  • cucumber
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Using your hands, massage the kale with mashed avocado so that the kale becomes coated in avocado. Sprinkle on the lemon juice and add the normal veggies you would put in your salad (I recommend cucumbers, tomato, & carrots). Sprinkle on nutritional yeast and enjoy!

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Alison Hill April 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

I know nothing about nutritional yeast, help! What does it do for you? Why do we need it? Thanks lady! (by the way, Morgan and I are obsessed with kale as of late also!)


Eating Bird Food April 11, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Kale is amazing!! :)

Nutritional yeast is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins, and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium and is free of sugar, dairy, and gluten. Sometimes nutritional yeast is fortified with Vitamin B12.

Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. It is often used by vegans in place of cheese. It can be used in many recipes in place of cheese, such as mashed and fried potatoes, as well as put into scrambled tofu as a substitute for scrambled eggs. Another popular use is as a topping for popcorn.

You can find it in the bulk bin section at whole foods or ellwoods. :)


Ferret Kisses April 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I love this recipe! This was my first time trying kale and I thought this was a great introduction! I couldn’t find nutritional yeast at my Stop & Shop so I sprinkled a little shredded parmesean instead. I’m sure Whole Foods will have I’ll have to pick it up.


Eating Bird Food April 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Thanks for commenting. I’m glad you liked the recipe. Yup, Whole Foods definitely has nutritional yeast – check in the bulk bin section. :)


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