Simple Kale Salad

Posted on Jun 9 2011 - 2:14am by Mike Lieberman
    Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 head of kale
  • 1 lemon
  • Few slices of onion
  • Clove of garlic
  • Tablespoon of olive oil
  • Teaspoon of raw honey
  • Dash of sea salt
    How to make:

  • Chop up garlic and onion and put into a small jar or dish.
  • Squeeze lemon over garlic and onion and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Cut up kale and put into bowl.
  • Sprinkle sea salt over kale.
  • Massage the sea salt into the kale until it starts to wilt down. It might take 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour olive oil and raw honey into lemon, garlic and onion mixture.
  • Shake it up and pour over kale.
  • Massage the dressing into the salad as well.
  • The longer it sits, the softer it will get.


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37 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jecka June 9, 2011 at 11:18 am -

    Yum! Looks refreshing!

  2. Mike Lieberman June 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm -

    It def is and a heartier salad. This is a basic kind that you can build from.

  3. Happytotravel June 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm -

    I have 4 varieties of Kale growing in my garden. Will try this recipe soon and let you know what I think! Looks delicious!

  4. Linda Petersen June 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm -

    nom nom nom nom…

  5. Small Footprints June 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm -

    I love kale … it’s so healthy as well as delicious!  Definitely trying this salad out … thanks for sharing!

  6. Mike Lieberman June 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm -

    Nice. That’s what I likes to hear.

  7. Mike Lieberman June 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm -

    Most def.

  8. Mike Lieberman June 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm -

    Word. Lemme know your thoughts.

  9. Surfmclean June 10, 2011 at 1:40 am -

    OMG…honestly I didn’t think I would like it because of the texture…but I love the texture.  I usually use kale in my soups. Love the dressing; so easy with a lot of flavor.  I’m not growing any kale because it’s too hot where I live.    Lucky for me, my store carries organic produce.

    I just want to say that I really enjoy reading your blog.    

  10. Mike Lieberman June 10, 2011 at 1:54 am -

    Word. Glad you likes. The texture is sauteed like. The more you massage, the softer it gets.

    I really enjoy you reading my site. It’s much appreciated 😉

  11. Summer Hodgman June 10, 2011 at 2:34 am -

    Sounds tasty, though I just moved from Michigan to the south where all the kale has already bolted.  I’m new to the whole cooking of greens thing that I’m finding is so popular here in the south… I wonder if this sort of treatment might be a good substitute;) 

  12. Mike Lieberman June 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm -

    Hahha. Just do it and don’t tell anyone ;-0

  13. Jes June 11, 2011 at 3:42 pm -

    I had a Kale Salad at Pasha Mezze in Norfolk, VA last night. Very similar to your dish here – so yummy! Thanks for the recipe I can use at home!

  14. Mike Lieberman June 13, 2011 at 1:11 am -

    Nice. It’s a pretty basic recipe. Glad you likes.

  15. CarolynCares June 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm -

    Thanks so much for sharing this receipe.  I LOVE kale, but always steam it because I have never known a good way to eat it raw.  Your the best!

  16. Mike Lieberman June 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm -

    You are obviously very smart, so I won’t argue with you 😉

  17. Jenn Vorraro Jorgensen June 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm -

    Looks yummy!!

  18. Mike Lieberman June 14, 2011 at 4:34 pm -

    Most certainly is 😉

  19. nicole June 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm -

    I keep trying to like kale.  I had it steamed/sauteed the other night and kind of choked it down.  But this looks great!  Am not giving up!

  20. Mike Lieberman June 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm -

    Something will work. THis is basic, you can spice it up as you’d like.

  21. Lauri July 12, 2011 at 4:13 pm -

    i have a share on a farm and we get an abundance of kale each week.  this salad topped all the recipes i’ve tried so far.  now, what to do with all that chard……

  22. Mike Lieberman July 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm -

    Glad you likes. I’ll come up with some chard recipe for ya…

  23. missjada July 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm -

    I tend to use a little bit of Braggs Liquid Aminos when I massage mine… with some olive oil. It is a totally different recipe than you have here but it gives it an interesting flavor.

  24. Mike Lieberman July 18, 2011 at 12:58 am -

    Nice. Sounds good.

  25. Farmerfanny July 25, 2011 at 5:52 am -

    I like kale raw in salad or steamed/boiled with a bit of lemon and Veg Sal.
    Nicole just hide it in something else like a pot of beans,  a stir fry or use it like lettuce in a burrito/taco.

  26. Mike Lieberman July 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm -

    Beans…good call.

  27. J. October 8, 2011 at 9:39 pm -

    This is my first time ever at your blog and I will definitely be back. We just devoured a huge bowl of this salad – delicious and easy. Thanks!

  28. Mike Lieberman October 10, 2011 at 2:40 am -

    Dope. Glad you likes. 

  29. Gayle October 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm -

    Thanks, I have all these ingredients at home, including the chard still in the garden, and will try it tonight!

  30. Mike Lieberman October 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm -

    Nice. How’d it come out?

  31. Sarah November 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm -

    Another cool thing you can do with kale is bake it and eat it like potato chips. Sprinkle with some olive oil, bake, and season  as desired.

  32. Mike Lieberman November 15, 2011 at 8:26 am -

    Loves me some kale chips. I have a dehydrator that I make them in.

  33. Gayle November 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm -

    Well, after  I posted I realized the recipe was for Kale, not chard.  lol

    Bought some kale and made this salad.  We had never had kale before and now it is one of my favourite salads.  My husband even likes it!

    We’re having it again tonight!

  34. Mike Lieberman November 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm -

    Nice. It’s mad good.

  35. Swapna December 6, 2011 at 9:02 pm -

    Wow, thanks for an amazing salad recipe. We were eating kale for the first time and even my 6 and 9 yo boys LOVED it.

  36. Swapna December 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm -

    Oh yes, I also added diced Persian cucumbers to it..

  37. Mike Lieberman December 7, 2011 at 8:18 am -

    Nice. Glad you all enjoyed. Many variations that can be made from this.

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