Raw Kale and Spinach Salad

Raw Kale and spinach salad
Yasmin Fahr


For the quick-pickled red onions

  • red onion, sliced thinly
  •   Red wine vineger
  •  Pinch of  salt, plus more to taste
  •  Pinch of  sugar

For the salad

  • lacinato kale (aka dinosaur Tuscan kale), stems removed and cut into 1/2-inch ribbons
  • spinach, stems removed and cut into 1/2-inch ribbons
  •   Juice of 1 lemon
  • clove garlic, minced or grated with a Microplane
  • 3   extra-virgin olive oil
  • grated white Cheddar
  •   Salt, and fresh black pepper, to taste
  • cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/2  chia seeds (optional)

This superfood salad is packed with nutrients and vitamins (and is absolutely addicting). The quick-pickled red onions add a tangy bite to the dish, while the garlicky dressing breaks down Kale's tough leaves for a crunchy and hearty salad. Tossing some chia seeds on top is just for good measure and health. Feel free to substitute them with toasted sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, or another nut. 

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For the quick-pickled red onions

In a bowl, place the red onion slices and cover with the vinegar. Add the salt and sugar and toss. Leave for 30 minutes in the refrigerator, covered. 


For the salad

Place the kale and spinach in a large serving bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients (including the cheese). Whisk together until full incorporated and pour over the greens. Toss to combine and let sit for 15-30 minutes to soften the greens.

After that time, add about half of the pickled red onions (the rest will stay for up to 1 week in the fridge), roughly tear the cilantro on top and sprinkle with the chia seeds. Serve immediately with extra fresh pepper, if desired. 


Calories per serving:

637 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 152g 234%
  • Carbs 28g 9%
  • Saturated 87g 434%
  • Fiber 6g 23%
  • Trans 5g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 38g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 112g 223%
  • Cholesterol 457mg 152%
  • Sodium 3,068mg 128%
  • Calcium 3,131mg 313%
  • Magnesium 159mg 40%
  • Potassium 926mg 26%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 16mg 106%
  • Phosphorus 2,207mg 315%
  • Vitamin A 1,414µg 157%
  • Vitamin C 76mg 126%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 17%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 123%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 28%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 200µg 50%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 66%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 25%
  • Vitamin K 279µg 349%
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