Summer Kale Salad with Avacado Dressing

Citrus free – Gluten free – Nightshade free – Vegan – Nut free

This is my favorite summer salad of all time.  My local Whole Foods has ‘the orignal’ which I have modified to fit my food sensitively profile.  My kids like to pretend they are cows eating this bit of yummy, as it takes some chewing to get through all the kale!  Enjoy!

Summer Kale Salad with Avacado Dressing


  • 2 bunches organic kale, ripped from stalks into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 Tbls. Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tsp. raw sesame seeds
  • 3/4 tsp. Himalyan salt or quality sea salt of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Toss kale and red onions in a large bowl.

Smash avacado to a cream texture (you could blend if your avacado is not overly ripe), adding vinegar, salt and pepper.

Thoroughly mix dressing over kale and onion mixture.  I’ve found that this will stay fresh with the dressing for up to three days in the refrigerator – thanks Mrs. Braggs!

Note – this is also great with the addition of 3 Tbs. raw pine nuts to give a boot of protein and crunch.

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About Emily

I have two little lovelies, Bella and Christian Wayne, who keep this single momma running on her feet. I'm blessed to have a great job as a VP of Marketing, which allows me to encounter a lot of creative, fun, inspiring people. I have several severe food allergies so you'll find my contributions to avoid gluten, nightshades, citrus and nuts. I thrive on a daily run, girlfriend time, and an occasional tall pour of (organic) red wine.


  1. Jennifer says:

    Just made this…it’s so good and took me all of about 5 seconds to make.
    I used toasted almonds because I don’t have pine nuts but I will be trying those next time because I love them with kale too ! Thanks Emily :)

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