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Marinated kale salad with avocado, tomato, onion
5 from 3 votes

Marinated Kale Salad

The salad that makes us crave kale! Easy marinated kale salad with avocado, tomato, and a flavorful dressing.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
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 & 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.


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 kcalCarbohydrates: 11 gProtein: 5 gFat: 10 gSaturated Fat: 1 gPotassium: 491 mgFiber: 4 gSugar: 3 gVitamin A: 2349 IUVitamin C: 42 mgCalcium: 54 mgIron: 1 mg