Spiced Coconut Kale with Avocado

The key to making a proper kale salad taste good is to not cook the kale!  You just need to give it some love and soften it with an acidic ingredient or dressing. In my view this side is perfect for any main dish! Eating this dish regularly alongside your main meals also brings a nutrition boost to any meal. Kale is one of the healthiest leaves on the planet and can really help to reduce your LDL cholesterol levels. It has also been explored extensively for its potential cancer preventing abilities. It is believed to reduce the risk of developing at least five different cancers (bladder, colon, breast, ovary and prostate). With over 45 different flavonoids contained within, with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, kale is an absolute winner for your the health of your body.

The addition of avocado and almonds to this recipe also ensures you are getting a good dose of good fat that is essential for many functions in the body. Getting an adequate amount of good fat through your foods can also help towards your weight loss goals. Both of these ingredients will also help to keep your cholesterol levels at an optimum level, and will also help to protect against heart disease!


kale avocado saladTo make a big bowl to divide between everyone at the dinner table, find the following ingredients:

For the salad:


A bunch of kale, torn into pieces and chunky stems removed

40g of coconut flakes
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
A large handful of almonds, toasted

For the dressing:


1 shallot, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. of olive oil
1 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. of dried chilli flakes
1 tsp. of maple syrup

This is a really quick and easy one to make! First you have to do whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Once it is combined, put the kale in a large serving bowl and pour half the dressing over the top.  You can then use your hands to massage the dressing into the kale for a few minutes in order to soften it.  Next, add the coconut flakes, avocado and toasted almonds and mix together well. Finally, pour in the rest of the dressing and serve.  YUM!


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35 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds like another great tasting recipe but Kale is usually only available here around November, perhaps I should try growing it?

  2. Reblogged this on Your Gateway to Health and commented:
    A great way to reap the benefits of kale is in this tasty salad. Kale is a green ‘Superfood’ by any health standard.
    Touted as the “New beef, Queen of the green, and a Nutritional power house”, kale takes center stage in this recipe.

  3. Sara says:

    Trying this today. Yum!

  4. tanjakaaria says:

    Oh wow, this looks yum 🙂 I am so glad I came across your blog!

  5. Kale Studios says:

    This sounds delicious; will try for sure. Thank you.

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Thanks to you for visiting!

  6. I find the kale advice also works with cabbages. Finely sliced, cabbage hearts make a wonderful salad provided they’re softened with a good dressing.

  7. Looks so good and easy! I normally cook kale but this looks great– especially with the maple syrup and avocado!

  8. annascuisine says:

    I love avocado and kale. This is so healthy and delicious!

  9. shender100 says:

    Reblogged this on Healthy Executive Blog and commented:
    easy and delicious !

  10. Feast Wisely says:

    Great combo of kale and coconut and good tip on not cooking kale for salads – thanks!

  11. I never try Kale, your recipe sounds delicious, I’m gonna try it ASAP 🙂

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Fantastic, you’ll love it!

  12. Definitely going to try this! Off to get me some kale! 🙂

  13. Kale salads, raw, are so tasty!

  14. rdeysher says:

    Can’t wait to try this!

  15. rdeysher says:

    Reblogged this on Pursuing Balance and Health and commented:
    I love kale and this looks like a great way to make it! Will most likely be trying this over the weekend as well as the No Bake Granola Bars. Reviews to come for both on Monday (hopefully)!

  16. megsjo says:

    Oh this looks so good! Thanks for sharing, I’ve started following you- can’t wait to see what else you make xx http://cleangreenstudents.com/

  17. fontanaks2 says:

    esto si que es comida sana.

  18. slim24pro says:

    Wow it looks Yummmy anyway….will try at home for sure

  19. itscoralynn says:

    This looks to die for! What a great way to spice up kale ❤ http://www.thatscoralynn.com

  20. imouti says:

    Reblogged this on imouti and commented:
    For good workout results, we too need to eat healthy food that will help the body function well and avoid illnesses and this is a perfect example of such food stuffs

  21. changes333 says:

    Reblogged this on The Healing Bridge.

  22. catsruleus64 says:

    That’s an interesting recipe… I have the last stalks of kale to pull from my winter garden. Was going to bake kale chips, but will try this recipe. Thanks!

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Thanks for visiting!

  23. aidagroque says:

    Reblogged this on aidagroque and commented:
    Correct! You’re right,just add olive oil and apple cider vinegar and salt n pepper to taste. Yum!

  24. paxtonhealth says:

    All of the recipes on here look delicious! I’ve been slowly making progress towards a whole-food, plant based diet and I am so happy I found your blog!!

  25. This looks so delicious! Plus Avocados. 🙂


  26. oishivegan says:

    I eat a lot of kale but lack of inspiration sometimes, here we go: my next kale recipe will be this one 🙂


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