Messaged Kale and Carrot Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet, seriously. It’s stuffed full of vitamin K, a powerful antioxidant that is important to a variety of functions in your body such as detoxification and bone formation. Massaging kale is one of those super easy tricks. All you need is a fresh bunch of this leafy green superfood, and a little bit of olive oil, salt, and lemon. Slice the stems out of the kale and chop the leaves into bite sized pieces, drizzle with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, a pinch of salt, and half a squeezed lemon, then roll up your sleeves and dive in for a few minutes of light massaging. The salt, lemon, and oil help break down the tough fibers in the leaves, and after a few minutes they should lose their rubbery texture and bitter flavor as they become an awesome salad green!


  • 3 packed cups of kale leaves
  • 1 shredded carrot
  • 1/2 chopped red pepper
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 juiced lemon
  • 2-4 tbsp olive oil as needed
  • 1/4 Keli’s Sweet & Tangy Orange Dressing
  • pinch red pepper flakes(optional)
  • 1/4 cup goji berries or dried cranberries(optional)


  • Massage the kale until it reaches it’s desired texture and taste
  • Toss with shredded carrot, chopped red pepper, and pumpin seeds, and berries.
  • Add the Sweet & Tangy Orange Dressing and toss in with salad
  • Chill for 30 minutes and serve