Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kale-Avocado Fire Engine 2 Salad

This is adapted from the very cool site Sensible Vegan. She in turn got it from Rip Esselstyn documentary Engine 2. Before finding out that oil is both pro-inflammatory and cancer-promoting, I made this identical recipe with olive oil and way too much salt - imagining that it was "healthy." Ha! This is excellent although I am concerned about the quantity of Avocado for those of us who have weight to lose or for those who follow Dr. McDougall. I will continue to search for lower fat options. In the meanwhile, enjoy! Benefits of kale....


1 Bunch of Kale

1 Avocado (you can use 1/2)

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder (or Penzey's Dried Minced Garlic)

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

A sprinkle of Salt


1. Clean and strip the spines from the Kale

2. Throw together the Kale, Avocado (you probably can get away with half an avocado), Garlic powder, Lemon Juice (I use less than the referenced article) and one shake of salt from a salt grinder

3. Knead together until the kale softens (about five minutes)

4. Toss with Balsamic Vinegar. Serve or Preserve. It keeps well in the fridge for several days


  1. I too LOVE this recipe (haven't tried with garlic salt or balsamic vinegar however!). Glad to see healthcare is becoming more and more intelligent. It all comes down to the people who give you the care you need, and it's nice to see a prescription for something so sensible as eating healthy!

  2. You can also massage hummus into the kale instead of avocado =)