Loaded Kale Salad

kaleI have tried a number of kale salads this summer, mostly from the Whole Foods deli counter or salads my friends have brought to social events.  This recipe is my attempt to create a kale salad with all my favorite tastes from the multitude of summertime kale salads I have tried. If you like it and would like more recipes check out my 10 Day Eat Green Challenge. It’s FREE and will be a ton of fun. Come and join us and get great recipes, boost your health and green up your diet.

Loaded Kale Salad



  • 1 bunch of kale: de-stemmed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 sm. red onion  finely diced
  • 1 sm. apple chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Marconi almonds
  • 1 small clove of garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 ripe avocado


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon white rice vinegar
  • Honey to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix all dressing ingredients and whisk briefly. Add the dressing to the salad and toss. Allow the mixture to sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving to marinate and soften the kale a bit. Serve with fresh avocado.


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