Avocado Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

Meet my favorite side salad: Avocado Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing. It’s incredibly quick to make! Nutrient dense kale, crunchy almonds, creamy avocado and sweet raspberries are tossed in a bright and tangy citrus dressing!

Quick, easy and healthy Avocado Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing. With almonds and raspberries, tossed in a bright and tangy citrus dressing!

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Quick, easy and healthy Avocado Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing. With almonds and raspberries, tossed in a bright and tangy citrus dressing!

Let’s chat more about this avocado kale salad. I’ve been holding out on you with this recipe! I photographed it months ago and have made it over and over again since then. I just never got around to sharing it with you until today.

This is a simple recipe that you can add to your weekly meal plan to bring more fresh produce into your diet. If you wash and prep your kale ahead of time, it takes just minutes to make this salad. Even with the homemade dressing.

I like to make my dressing in a mason jar (just shake to mix and you can pop it in the refrigerator to store extra dressing) or in a small bowl using a mini whisk. I also recommend this salad spinner for washing and drying fresh kale and other greens.

Quick, easy and healthy Avocado Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing. With almonds and raspberries, tossed in a bright and tangy citrus dressing!

You can easily customize this avocado kale salad recipe:

  • Use other fresh berries, such as blueberries or strawberries.
  • Add whatever nuts you have on hand. We sometimes use walnuts or pecans.
  • Add some goat cheese or feta for an extra pop of flavor.

Quick, easy and healthy Avocado Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing. With almonds and raspberries, tossed in a bright and tangy citrus dressing!

If you don’t enjoy the texture of fresh kale, I’d recommend tossing the kale in the salad dressing and letting it sit for at least an hour and up to 2 days. It will soften over time. Be sure to add the avocado, berries and almonds right before serving.

Or, you can gently massage the kale with your hands before tossing it in the salad dressing. This is a quick way to soften it up.

And if you love kale salads? I suggest you try my other three favorites:

Avocado Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

Meet my favorite side salad: Avocado Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing. It’s incredibly quick to make! Nutrient dense kale, crunchy almonds, creamy avocado and sweet raspberries are tossed in a bright and tangy citrus dressing!

Ingredients:

For the Dressing:

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • a bit of black pepper

For the Salad:

  • 8 cups chopped kale, large stems removed (see my easy method for prepping kale)
  • 1 large avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 6 ounces fresh raspberries

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. (Or place in a mason jar with a lid and shake to combine.)
  2. Place chopped kale in a large bowl and toss with the dressing. Add the avocado, almonds and raspberries. Serve.

If you don’t enjoy the texture of fresh kale, I’d recommend tossing the kale in the salad dressing and letting it sit for at least an hour and up to 2 days. It will soften over time. Be sure to add the avocado, berries and almonds right before serving.

Or, you can gently massage the kale with your hands before tossing it in the salad dressing. This is a quick way to soften it up.

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