Winter Kale & Pomegranate Salad

A salad for the season! The easiest massaged kale salad that is perfect for the fall and winter seasons. If you’re new to a “massaged salad” it means exactly what is sounds like. You will massage the salad with your hands to allow the dressing to seep into the crunchy kale. This creates a more desirable texture for eating kale.

Check it out!

kale salad with sweet potatoes, pomegranate, pumpkins seeds, and a light dressing


  • 4-6 cups of kale (about 5 handfuls)
  • 1 sweet potato, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • balsamic vinaigrette dressing
    • Option to use a strawberry or fruity balsamic vinaigrette


  1. 1-2 hours before eating the salad, pour 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil onto the kale. Gentle massage the kale, spreading the olive oil evenly. This softens the kale, making the texture more desirable to eat!
    1. allow the kale to sit in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
  2. 20 minutes before eating the salad, preheat the oven to 415 degrees F.
  3. Place the chopped sweet potato on a baking pan and drizzle the remaining 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper as desired. Bake the sweet potatoes for 20 minutes, checking periodically to make sure the potatoes are not burning.
  4. Remove the kale from the refrigerator and add the pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, and once ready, the sweet potatoes. Drizzle balsamic dressing as desired and enjoy!

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