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Raw Kale Avocado Salad with Apples (Paleo/GF/DF)

March 21st, 2013
Raw Kale Avocado Salad with Apples (Paleo/GF/DF)

This is an easy and nutritious salad that is great for picnics or whenever!

It is quick to make and loaded with good stuff.

I used apples for this one, but I have used oranges and different nuts (like walnuts or pistachios) in the past.

Use your imagination and add to it what you like!

You can also add a homemade salad dressing, but it is has enough moisture from the olive oil and avocados to go without.

The trick to getting the kale soft and easier to chew is adding the salt and olive oil and massaging it.

Hope you enjoy!


  • 1 bunch of curly kale
  • 2 avocados
  • 3-4 TBSP of olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of chopped apples (one small apples works)
  • 1/4 of a large purple onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans


Remove kale from stems and wash thoroughly.

Chop kale into small pieces.

I like to grab a hand full, roll it up and chop it that way.

Place chopped kale into a bowl.

Add salt and olive oil to kale, mix it up a bit and let is sit.

Chop apple.

Cut one avocado into chunks.

Slice purple onion into thin strips.

Chop pecans.

Now scoop out one avocado and place it into the bowl with the kale.

Using clean hands, massage avocado, olive oil and salt into kale working it into the kale until well combined.

The longer you massage the softer the kale gets.

Once kale is soft, add in remaining ingredients.

Toss and serve!

Recipe by Brenda Walding, DPT, FDN







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3 Responses

  1. Suzanne Burnell says:

    This looks delicious! I’ve made many versions of kale salad and look forward to trying this one too.

  2. Marvin Dittfurth says:

    I think I would love this.

  3. Jen says:

    So delicious. And easy!

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