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 used her massaged kale recipe as a guide but I created my own combination.

Massaged Kale Salad
Serves: 1
  • 1-2 cups washed and chopped kale
  • ¼ avocado, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • tomato, chopped
  • carrot, grated
  • cucumber
  • nutritional yeast
  • sea salt
  • ground pepper
  1. 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!


  1. Alison Hill says:

    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!)

    • 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. 🙂

  2. Ferret Kisses says:

    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.

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