A healthy kale salad recipe with carrots, avocado, and a lemon salad dressing in a white bowl.

Massaged Kale Salad with Avocado

A finely chopped and Massaged Kale Salad is tossed in a lime and lemon salad dressing and full of avocado, carrots, and bell peppers.  

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 196 kcal
Author London


  • 1 bunch kale finely chopped, about 5 cups
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 zucchini grated
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste or grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice fresh
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice fresh
  • 1 avocado large, pitted, peeled and finely diced
  • ¼ cup red onion finely diced
  • ½ red bell pepper finely diced
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds toasted


  1. Remove stalks from kale and discard. Use disc tool of food processor to process the kale and transfer to a large bowl.  You can also finely chop the kale with a knife.

  2. Use grater tool on food processor and grate the zucchini and carrots. Mix the vegetables in a large bowl with the kale.

  3. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, salt, ginger, lime juice, and lemon juice.  Pour over salad and gently massage dressing into the vegetables.  Let salad sit for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Add avocado, onion, red bell pepper, and sunflower seeds.  Toss to combine.

  5. Serve salad immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Massaged Kale Salad with Avocado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Potassium 621mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 154%
Vitamin C 112%
Calcium 10.1%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.