Avocado Mustard Kale Salad + How to Massage Kale

Avocado Mustard Kale Salad

I hope you have made a batch of my wholegrain mustard recipe already, because you are going to want to use it to make this salad!

I have been using that mustard on everything – baked veggies, salads, sandwiches. It’s so versatile and definitely worth having in the fridge at all times.

Have you tried a massaged kale salad before? It slightly wilts the kale giving a ‘cooked’ texture, even though it’s still raw. It’s really easy and quick to do, but you will get your hands a little dirty.

Here is an amazing base for any kale salad:

Using your hands, massage kale with an avocado + lemon juice + salt until it wilts and gets darker. From there you can add any seasonings and vegetables you like, depending on season. Easy!

Avocado Mustard Kale Salad + How to Massage Kale
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Super simple & healthy salad that looks gorgeous, with a spicy kick from the homemade mustard.
  • ½ bunch of kale, washed, stems removed and torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 avocado, skin removed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ Tbsp - 1 Tbsp homemade wholegrain mustard
  • pinch of sea salt
  • handful of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • zucchini, shredded
  1. Add kale pieces, avocado, lemon juice, mustard and sea salt to a large bowl. Using your hands massage the avocado, lemon, mustard and salt into the kale. The kale will turn a darker shade and get a 'cooked' texture.
  2. Mix with the rest of the salad ingredients.

And remember why we love kale?

All Hail to Kale

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