Kale Salad Recipe served with Salmon

Kale Salad (with Salmon)Recipe

Kale Salad recipeI was first introduced to Kale salad during a 7 month stint on the raw food diet.  Yes, you read that correctly!  This meat eating Ketogenic Woman was on the raw food diet.  It’s kind of a long story and actually, being on that diet uncovered an underlying health issue that was probably a good thing to know.  Notice that I did not say it ‘caused’ the issue, so don’t send me any hate mail if you happen to be a raw foodist reading this blog.  Which is unlikely I guess!

However, being on that diet did introduce me to some crazy good foods that I still make a part of my regular eating program today.  After all, the Keto Diet is not just about meat protein.  It is about real foods, a lot of good appetite suppressing fats and power veggies!

Kale Salad is now a staple in this house and it is a powerhouse addition to a ketogenic diet plan.  I serve it to skeptical company who become converts to this salad and get requests to make it all the time.  So here is my basic recipe.  I will sometimes add cherry tomatoes or some other veggie or I will mix up the seeds and nuts a bit (as in the photo above) but more often than not, this recipe is exactly what I make.

For ease of getting the macronutrients to you Keto followers, I broke this down into a single serving salad.

Kale Salad (for one)

  • 3 large Kale leaves (should work out to a heaping cup when torn into pieces)
  • Sea salt
  • ¼ of a large avocado, cubed
  • Juice of ½ small lemon (about 1 tbsp juice)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts

Tear kale into bit size pieces discarding the center stem.  In a salad bowl sprinkle the torn kale with sea salt.  Massage the salt and kale together until the kale starts to ‘sweat’.  (The kale will be visibly darker and feel softer).

Toss with avocado, lemon and olive oil.  Sprinkle with pine nuts.  Note:  In my opinion, the Pine Nuts really make this salad! I keep mine in the freezer.

As pictured below and in my LCHF post, I served this salad with a 3 oz salmon fillet which I patted down with a ¼ c chopped parsley and then pan fried.  The parsley formed a nice crust.

The whole meal yielded a Ketogenic ratio of 75/17/8.LCHF Diet

Breakdown with salmon: Cal 582, Carbs 12, Fat 50, Protein 25, Fibre 6

Salad alone: Cal 328, Carbs 11, Fat 30, Protein 5, Fibre 6

I hope that you give Kale Salad a try!

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25 Responses to Kale Salad Recipe served with Salmon

  1. caroline nie says:

    Is it possible to substitute salmon with Black Cod?

  2. Amiyrah says:

    This looks so good. I’ve been looking for more ways to add kale to our diet and this just might be the ticket.

  3. Karen Hewitt says:

    Kale and pine nuts, I’m in. I love pine nuts and add the salmon I think you are describing my dream dish

  4. Onica {MommyFactor} says:

    Salmon is always a good add in to a recipe but I never made anything with Kale before. So this recipe is a great idea.

  5. Katherine Bartlett says:

    My husband loves Kale so much

  6. Kay Adeola says:

    i can not eat salmon but i am sure my hubby would love this.

  7. Lean Lacaba says:

    My mom would love this. Definitely saving this recipe to make for her breakfast.

  8. I hear that eating raw is the way to go and the healthiest option at this point. I would love to be able to commit to such a strict diet but I don’t know if I could handle something so extreme.

    • anitabreeze says:

      I don’t think 100% raw is healthy or even necessary. But I do think we could all use more raw foods in our diets.

  9. Pam W says:

    My daughter loves kale. I will have to try this recipe out for her sometime.

  10. Rachee says:

    SALMON!
    Seriously, this looks so good! I never think of kale for my salad; my mom always cooked them but I think I may try tem raw.

  11. Jennifer Williams says:

    I love Salmon and well Kale I drink in shakes when the flavor is covered up with other flavors like bananas. I just can not find a way to prepare it that I like other than shakes. I love that you clarified that the raw food eating did not make you sick, just helped you discover something that was already there!

  12. Sarah Bailey says:

    I have to admit I’m a fan of kale it always adds a lovely flavour plus anything with salmon is a winner in my eyes so I shall definitely have to give this a try 🙂 x

  13. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    I can’t eat fish, but I’m really interested in doing a kale salad now. You make this look so good!

  14. ashj3nt says:

    this sounds kinda yummy! I dont know how I feel about kale…………… maybe I should try it! –Ashley Gill

  15. tessii1 says:

    I love fish! I have been wanting to try Kale, but have been chicken. Looks like great combination!

  16. Terry My Journey With Candida says:

    You cook like I can eat. My sister and I were just talking yesterday how we eat to live. Kale is so full of vitamins and minerals too. http://www.myjourneywithcandida.com/

  17. Robin Rue says:

    I bet this is really good. I love kale soup, but I’ve never had it in a salad before.

  18. Amberlee Cave says:

    I don’t usually like fish but this looks pretty good. I will have to try it out, thanks!

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