Kale Salad With Dried Fruits and Nuts

“This serves 2 as a main dish but I frequently use it as a side for 4 servings. It is based on a recipe from "Wild About Greens" by Nava Atlas with a few changes so it better fits our Nutritarian eating style. The mix of the tart lemon juice and sweetness of the agave nectar make a simple and delicious dressing. Massaging the kale softens it for a delicious salad green.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 12 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 12 ounces kale, de-stemmed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oil (to massage kale)
  • 13 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries)
  • 12 cup pecans, chopped
  • 14 teaspoon fresh ground pepper (or to taste)


  1. Combine water, lemon juice and agave nector for dressing and set aside.
  2. Remove the center stem from the kale and discard. Wash and chop kale leaves and pat dry. If you don't know how to remove the stems from kale, Google: remove kale stems.
  3. Transfer kale to a large bowl. Coat palms of hands with oil and massage kale for 30 to 60 seconds until bright green and soft.
  4. Add dressing, fruit, and pecans to kale and toss.
  5. Add pepper, toss again.

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