This is the best way to make a kale salad that the whole family will love.

ensalada de kale / kale salad

Why kale??

Kale is full of antioxidants and full of many other nutrients that protect us from several types of cancer. It has a lot of iron even more so than meat. Kale has a lot of fiber that helps to clean and detoxify our body. The omega-3 content gives our brain the nutrients it needs for top performance and if that wasn’t enough kale also lowers our risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

ensalada de kale / kale salad

Kale has a perfect balance of magnesium and calcium, and when you add a little lemon juice to it, you can absorb the calcium much better. And it also has vitamin A, K and a lot of vitamin C. Why kale?? Because kale is delicious! Just look at the picture… don’t you wish you could have a bowl of this salad right in front of you to taste it?

Tips and tricks to prepare this salad:

  • Choose smaller leaves for freshness and milder flavor.
  • Look for crisp, green leaves without yellow spots or holes
  • Cut off the stems but do not throw them away. Use them for juicing, or for soups.
  • If your family does not like kale at all… start slow. Start by adding less kale and more veggies or combine it with spinach or other greens.
  • For this salad, I prefer green kale. For sauteeing or baking, I use dinosaur kale or purple kale. 
  • Here is the recipe for my kale pesto that is soo good.

How to remove the kale leaves from the stem?

How to massage kale leaves to make them softer?

How to store kale leaves in the fridge?

After washing them, pat them dry and roll them in a clean kitchen towel.

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kale salad
5 from 6 votes

Kale salad

In this recipe I tell you how you can make the best kale salad there can be. It is rich, easy and super nutritious.
10 mins
10 mins
4 people
Calories: 131kcal


  • A bunch of kale
  • 1 teaspoon olive almond or avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 or 3 carrots julienned
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 radish thinly sliced


  • In a big salad bowl, put the washed kale leaves torn into bite-size pieces. Add the salt and teaspoon of olive oil and massage them; this helps to soften them up.
  • When the leaves look a little “wilted” put the rest of the ingredients. Mix carefully and serve immediately



To this recipe, you can add or swap whichever ingredient you want, use the vegetables that you have at home. I will taste delicous anyway.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1128mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5180IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Healthy plant based food
Keyword: Easy kale salad, Kale salad, vegan kale salad
Author: Piloncillo&Vainilla
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Gaila Perez

5 stars
Me encanta el kale, y esta receta se ve rica!


5 stars
My wife is in love of kale. This recipe is awesome she is gona love it.

Roxy Jimenez

5 stars
Looks good!. I love Kale. My kiddos do not and I try to hide where ever I can LOL

Yaimar Perez Nuñez

Se ve rico y además súper sanito! Obvio una muy buena combinación.


5 stars
Great Salad for Summer very good and healthy

Enriqueta E Lemoine

5 stars
Just came again to tell you that I made this kale salad Ale and it turned to be simply delicious! A+!

Deliciosamente light

5 stars
Me encanta esa ensalada, usando el kale que es un superfood, por todas las vitaminas y minerales que contiene.


5 stars
Yo también le hago así. Queda riquísimo. Esta ensalada me la guardo para probarla.


5 stars
Ale this looks so delicious and colorful! How do you calculate the amount of nutrients? I’m so curious!


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Great tips. So far I hid it in soups for my kids but I’ll start giving them small pieces.