Raw Kale and Spinach Salad

Raw Kale and Spinach Salad
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Raw Kale and spinach salad

Yasmin Fahr

Raw Kale and spinach salad

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:

29 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 7g 2%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 2g 7%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 1g 2%
  • Sodium 104mg 4%
  • Calcium 30mg 3%
  • Magnesium 10mg 3%
  • Potassium 150mg 4%
  • Iron 0mg 2%
  • Zinc 0mg 1%
  • Phosphorus 25mg 4%
  • Vitamin A 49µg 5%
  • Vitamin C 23mg 38%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 3%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 2%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 5%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 22µg 6%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 62µg 77%
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