Kale Salad

As you may or may not know by now, I love kale! So delicious, fresh, raw, healthy, sturdy, rough, and yummy-in-my-tummy. So no surprise, we always have kale in our fridge, just to keep on hand as a last minute addition. One of my favorite recipes is a simple raw kale salad that is made with ingredients that are always on stock in our household. Super easy, fresh, and nutritious! A tasty lunch or side at dinner.


Colorful ingredients

Colorful ingredients -- green, orange, purple, and white!

* 1 bunch kale stemmed and finely chopped

* 2 cups grated carrots

* 1 peeled and pitted avocado

* 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

* 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

* A large helping of sesame seeds

* 1/2 teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce

Sesame seeds

I never used to have sesame seeds in the cupboard until recently, and MAN, do they come in handy!


I tend to have multiple types of kale in the fridge. Fresh, normal kale with stems and leaves, and then a box of baby kale mix. So excited to see baby kale mix in grocery stores these days -- a perfect substitute for lettuce in salad or in sandwiches.


* Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.

* Use your hands or the back of a large spoon to thoroughly mash avocado into kale. Basically — you mush and massage the avocado into all the ingredients — kind of like how you wash your hair. You want to get the avocado pureed into everything.

* Set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving to allow kale to soften. TADA! MAGIC RAW KALE SALAD THAT TASTES ABSOLUTELY DIVINE!

Ingredients for salad

Mix it!

Mix it!


Voila! Finit! Dinner! Kale salad, chicken roullade, roasted potatoes, and a glass of lemondade.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I can’t believe it is already February….whoa.

Anika Yael Natori, aka The Josie Girl.

Josie Girl


  1. oh YUM. i love kale – and “sturdy” is exactly the right adjective for it! even S likes it – i’m going to try this tonight. happy february!

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