Kale Salad – Spa Style

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Kale Salad- Spa style! is a scrumptious salad you will want to eat everyday! Kale Salad -Spa style is a nutritious Indian American fusion style recipe that you can make in your home. Check the tip about massaging the kale leafy greens.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4


  • For the tempering- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida powder
  • ½ green chili slit in the middle (or to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • For the salad- 4 cups washed and dried kale leafy greens tough stems removed and chopped in bite size pieces
  • ½ fresh ripe pineapple skin removed, cored and chopped into chunks.
  • 1 small red delicious apple cored and diced
  • 8 blackberries or strawberries
  • For the dressing- ¾ cup pineapple pieces reserve the rest of the pieces to toss in the salad
  • 1/8 cup thick coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pink Himalayan rock salt to taste
  • Topping- 2 tablespoons roasted pumpkin seeds


  • In a small pan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and when they start to sputter, add the asafetida, green chili and turmeric powder. As soon as they sizzle and are fragrant, remove from heat. Let it cool a bit.
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  • Take the washed, dried Kale leaves. Remove the stems and the center tough vein . Chop the leaves into bite size pieces. Add in a bowl.
  • Add the cooled tempering( fodni/ jhauka)and massage the kale leaves for two minutes. You will notice that the tough leaves soften and absorb the flavor of the oil. Now, remove the chili if wanted.
  • Make the dressing- Simply combine all ingredients for the dressing and blend until smooth and creamy with a whisk. It makes about ½ cup dressing. If the pineapple is not sweet and tangy, you may need to add some sugar and lime juice.
  • To the massaged greens, add the reserved pineapple pieces, diced apple, blackberries. Pour some of the dressing, toss well
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  • Serve topped with the roasted pumpkin seeds. Serve the extra dressing on the side! I served the salad in the half pineapple shell
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Removing the tough stem and center vein of the  kale is easy- Fold the leaf in half along the central vein and pull away. 
Massaging the kale for 2 minutes make sthe kale soft and delicious!

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