You are here: Home » Recipes » Massaged Kale Salad with Avocado Cilantro Vinaigrette Massaged Kale Salad with Avocado Cilantro Vinaigrette Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 2-4 servings Sometimes salads can get boring. But, when you start learning about what combinations of foods can help you absorb more nutrients, they become a lot more interesting. Jackie Sobon | veganyackattack.com Massaged kale salad PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup avocado, mashed1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro juice of one lime2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1/2 cup water1 tablespoon white vinegar1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt1 pinch black pepper5 cups curly kale, destemmed3/4 cup avocado vinaigrette1/2 cup sprouts of your preference1/3 cup cooked chickpeas1/4 cup red onion, diced2 tablespoons raw pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes Instructions Place all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette inside of a food processor or blender, puree until completely smooth and the cilantro leaves are in very small pieces. Store the dressing in a jar or Tupperware container in the refrigerator, and begin prepping the rest of the ingredients. Once the kale is washed and the stems are cut out, tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces approximately 1 1/2- inches in diameter and place them into a large bowl. Pour the avocado vinaigrette over the kale and, with clean hands, start massaging or kneading the leaves until they are evenly coated with the dressing and have reduced in size. This will take 3 to 5 minutes. Add the sprouts, chickpeas, red onion, and raw pepitas to the kale, tossing the salad lightly. Top with the cherry tomatoes and serve. Jackie Sobon of the food blog Vegan Yack Attack, is passionate about creating innovative and tasty recipes that cater to the taste buds of everyone, vegan or not. On top of running her food blog, she also contributes to the Examiner, One Green Planet and the Vegan Voice. In her free time, you can find her dreaming up recipes while hiking, doing yoga, or cycling; talk about preemptive action!