Classic Coastal Kale Salad

This to me scrams "California Classic". I believe there was a time in my life where this salad was my go-to on a daily basis. Since I made this salad so often, it changed based on ingredients around the house or out in the garden. I hope you enjoy this as a foundation and continue to explore the many variations that massaged kale can be paired with!

Massaged Coastal Kale Salad


1 bunch of kale, chopped (I use lacinato)

small red cabbage, chopped

2 large carrots, shredded

1 medium apple, chopped

1 medium avocado, diced

3 Tbsp raw hemp seeds OR sesame seeds


Vinaigrette Ingredients:

Juice of 1 lemon

¼ cup Julia’s Good Medicine Lemon Olive Oil

¼ cup Bragg’s liquid aminos (OR low sodium soy OR tamari sauce)

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp honey (optional)

¼ tsp sea salt



1      Place kale in a large bowl, squeeze lemon juice over kale and add olive oil

2      Massage kale until it turns a shiny, dark green color.

3      Combine all other vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until well mixed.

4      Place red cabbage, carrots, and apple in the bowl with the kale. Pour vinaigrette over salad contents and use your hands or utensils to mix until well combined.

5      Top with diced avocado and seeds.

6      Enjoy!