Kale Salad with Avocado

By: Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH


Many important nutrients are in the avocadoKale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can find in the produce section of the market. Kale has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli and ten times more lutein. When Kale is finely chewed, sulforaphane is formed which triggers the liver’s detoxifying enzymes.

Recipe

Partially Raw Version:

  • 1 bunch of organic Kale – chop.
  • Put a little water in a pot, add 1 tsp salt, add the kale, Cover and cook until kale is tender.
  • Drain and chill in the refrigerator.
  • 1 large organic tomato – chop
  • 10 olives – chop

Blend together till creamy:

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 stalk organic celery
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 t lemon juice

Mix together Kale, tomato and olives in a bowl.
Pour in avocado mixture and mix well.

Raw version:

  • 1 bunch of organic Kale – finely chop.
  • Add 1 tsp salt and massage the Kale till it wilts.
  • Add 2 t lemon juice and massage again.
  • 1 large organic tomato – chop
  • 10 olives – chop

Blend together till creamy:

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 stalk organic celery
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 t lemon juice

Mix together Kale, tomato and olives in a bowl.
Pour in avocado mixture and mix well.

Suggestions for use:

  1. For Estrogen Dominance and Hypothyroid – substitute mixed green lettuce for Bok Choy. Do not need to do the massage step in Raw Version.
  2. For Weight Loss – don’t be afraid of the oil. The oil helps maintain the satiety and prevent you from getting hungry until the next meal.

 
? Copyright 2012 Michael Lam, M.D. All Rights Reserved.


Many important nutrients are in the avocado