Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 0 min 4
Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries
Health Highlights
The perfect salad to introduce any kale skeptic to its softer side.


1 bunch Kale (large)
2 cup whole Strawberries (1 pint)
1/3 cup Parsley, fresh
1/2 cup Pine nuts, dried (or walnuts)
1 cup Croutons, plain
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (poppy seed vinaigrette)
2 tbsp Rice vinegar (poppy seed vinaigrette)
1 tsp Honey, raw (poppy seed vinaigrette)
1/2 tsp Poppy seeds (poppy seed vinaigrette)
1 pinch Sea Salt (poppy seed vinaigrette)
1 dash Black pepper (poppy seed vinaigrette)


1. Place a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add pine nuts to the dry pan and cook for about 2 minutes, or until they start to become fragrant and are a light golden brown. Set aside.

2. Rinse the kale under cold water to remove any dirt. Use a salad spinner to remove excess water or pat dry with a clean kitchen towel. If using curly kale, cut out the rib of each kale leaf. Slice the leaves into ribbons roughly 1⁄2 inch thick and place them in a large salad bowl.

3. Combine oil, rice vinegar, honey, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper, and whisk together.

4. Pour vinaigrette over kale. Using your hands, massage into the kale for about two minutes. Add strawberries and herbs and toss to combine.

5. Divide salad among six plates and top with nuts and croutons.


Option to use any herbs you like.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 279
Calories from fat 179
Calories from saturated fat 18.6
Total Fat 19.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 169 mg
Potassium 740 mg
Total Carbohydrate 21.6 g
Dietary Fiber 8.6 g
Sugars 7.1 g
Protein 7.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.9
Grain 0.2
Meat Alternative 0.5
Vegetables 2.1

Energy sources


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