Raw Recipes

Mediterranean Kale Salad

Posted on February 08 2012 | (4) Comments
Category: Soup and Salad Recipes

Mediterranean Kale Salad

Yield: 1 serving

When kale is cut into thin strips and marinated in a dressing, it develops a soft and juicy texture.


  • 4 leaves kale, stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil    
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts or chopped cashews
  • 1 tablespoon sliced black olives
  • Dash ground pepper (optional)


  • cutting board
  • chef’s knife, 8-inch
  • measuring spoons
  • medium bowl
  • citrus juicer or reamer
  • serrated knife, 5-inch
  • tongs

Stack 2 of the kale leaves with the stem end facing you. Fold in half lengthwise and roll tightly like a cigar. Slice crosswise into thin strips. Repeat with the remaining 2 leaves. Chop the kale strips a few times, so they aren’t too long. Put in a medium bowl along with the olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Toss well with your hands, working the dressing into the greens. Add the red bell pepper, pine nuts, and olives and toss gently. Season to taste with ground pepper, if desired. Stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator, Mediterranean Kale will keep for 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving. To serve warm, heat gently on the stove for a few minutes. Do not overheat.

Mediterranean Kale with Pine Nuts and Dried Fruit: Omit the red bell pepper and olives. Add 1 tablespoon of golden raisins or dried cranberries.


Previous Comments

On February 09, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Recipe sounds great and I can’t wait to try it!  Only suggestion I’d make is - add a “print” button so it’ll be easy to print a copy to keep in a binder in my kitchen.  Thanks for your recipes and encouragement.

On January 27, 2015 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I love this recipe, it’s always really popular at Barbecues and as a side for entertaining. I like to add an avocado in just before the peppers and olives and mash it together with the leaves for flavour and also texture so that the diced ingredients mix more evenly with the leaves.

On October 04, 2015 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

This is extremely delicious. Did not have any black olives. Used cashews.

On June 03, 2017 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Jennifer, I bought some beautiful rainbow chard yesterday ; can I substitute that for the kale ?

Add Your Comment

Remember me?
Shoot me an email when someone responds?
Enter this word: