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Smoky Kale Salad


"This is my favorite kale salad. It is super nutrient-dense and loaded with healthy fats and lots of flavor. The technique of 'massaging' the kale is very important since it breaks it down, softens the texture, and makes it more palatable. Please take the time to remove the leaves from the stems. The stems are tough and very bitter. Use any kind of kale for this recipe."
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20 m servings 207 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Combine green kale, red kale, pecans, apple cider vinegar, honey, chipotle pepper powder, paprika, and liquid amino acid together in a bowl. Massage the kale mixture together using your hands until leaves are evenly coated and starting to soften, about 3 minutes; fold in avocado.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Soy sauce can be substituted for the liquid aminos.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 207 calories; 12.6 g fat; 22.6 g carbohydrates; 6.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 90 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was great! I bought and avocado for this and had it out on the counter but totally spaced cutting it up before serving. It didn't need it but it sure would have been that much better with i...

my review is only for the dressing.. which tasted more like what i'd use as a marinade.. as HOPHEAD warned.. be very careful with how much chipotle powder you use.. it's very strong/spicy.. with...

This is a remarkable salad. Be cautious with the chipotle powder.