Recipe – Kalming Kale Salad

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time



2 – 3 Servings


  • 1 bunch Lacinto (also known as Dinosaur Kale or Tuscan Kale, stems removed and leaves chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (raw or roasted)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 small avocados, peeled and cubed
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste or 1 tablespoon Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel seasoning


  1. In a salad bowl, massage the chopped kale with 1 tablespoon olive oil until kale is soft and reduced in size
  2. Add in tomatoes, green onions and pumpkin seeds – toss slightly.
  3. Add in remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, the cubed avocado and ¼ cup grated parmesan.
  4. If desired add salt and pepper or Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel
  5. Serve and enjoy!


This is delicious as it is, but to make it into a main dish, you can add white beans and quinoa, or, a protein that you like, such as grilled salmon, baked tofu or stir-fried tempeh.


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