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Massaged Kale Salad:

The easiest and tastiest massaged kale salad. The part that makes this salad perfect is the time you take massaging your kale. I like to add you olive oil, lemon juice, salt, kale, and massage the kale for a few minutes to break down the kale. You will see the kale turn a different shade of green after doing this for a few minutes, and the kale will feel less rough, that is how you know it is good to go.

Ingredients you will need:

Once you are done massaging your kale add the fixings you would like to have in your salad. I personally love the candied pecans, feta cheese, dried cranberry, and pomegranate combination. But the possibilities are endless!

  1. Candied Pecans or regular raw pecans
  2. Feta Cheese
  3. Dried cranberries
  4. Hemp seeds
  5. Pomegranate seeds
  6. Pears
  7. Apples

How to store:

This salad will hold up for a few days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I like to meal prep these and have them in individual Tupperwares so in the morning I just grab and go.

Can I add protein to salad?

Feel free to add any type of protein to this salad. I personally love having this salad without any additional protein especially because I love adding hemp seeds. But if you want additional proteins try adding grilled chicken, sautéed mushrooms, salmon, or shrimp.

Massaged kale salad


  • 1 bag of kale about 3-4 cups chopped kale
  • 2-3 lemons juiced
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Manuka honey


  • 1/2 cup candied pecans
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup Sugar free dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup Feta cheese Optional



  • Add your kale to a large bowl, add oil, honey, lemon juice, salt + pepper, and massage kale for 2-3 minutes with your hands.
  • Add your toppings and mix
  • Store in fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days