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Marinated kale salad with avocado, tomato, onion

Marinated Kale Salad

A quick and easy marinated kale salad with avocado, tomato, and flavorful dressing. This is the recipe that makes us crave kale!
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:20 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes
CuisineGluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan


  • 1 large bunch curly kale*
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 oz. cherry/grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 3 Tbsp. sunflower seeds

For the dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. tamari (more/less as desired)


  • Tear/chop kale into bite-size pieces (stems removed). Place in a large bowl and lightly massage to tenderize.
  • Thinly slice red onion. Add to kale.
  • Add lemon juice and tamari. Toss well to thoroughly coat. Set aside and let the kale and onion marinate for about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, dice tomato and avocado.
  • Add tomato to salad and toss again. Top with avocado and sunflower seeds before serving. Best enjoyed within a day.


*Kale: I find 1 large bunch kale yields about 4-5 cups chopped. If you have a smaller bunch of kale, start with 2 Tbsp. lemon juice + 1 Tbsp. tamari and increase as desired. Lacinato kale works great as well.
Recipe adapted from VegNews.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 145 kcal | Carbohydrates: 11 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Potassium: 491 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 2349 IU | Vitamin C: 42 mg | Calcium: 54 mg | Iron: 1 mg