Massaged Kale Salad with Shredded Beets and Carrots

This salad gives you all the benefits that raw kale, beets, and carrots have to offer. No nutrients were destroyed in the making of this salad. You’ll wilt the kale with the heat of your own hands when you thoroughly massage the dressing into the leaves. This is a great way to break down the kale and make it more enjoyable to eat raw. And you get the added benefit of silky smooth hands from the avocado and olive oil.

Massaged Kale Salad with Shredded Beets and Carrots
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Michelle Babb MS, RD, CD
  • 2 bunches kale de-stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 avocado pit removed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup pine nuts toasted
  • 2 beets skin on, scrubbed and shredded
  • 4 carrots shredded
  1. Place the kale in a large bowl. Scoop the avocado into the bowl and add olive oil and sea salt. Use both hands to massage the avocado and olive oil into the kale. The kale will start to take on a wilted appearance, which means you're doing it right. Drizzle in balsamic vinegar.
  2. Add the toasted pine nuts, beets, and carrots. Toss and serve.