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Easy Massaged Kale Salad in Glass Bowl With Tongs- Overhead Shot

One Pot Kale Salad

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Quick and easy kale salad recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot in 10 minutes. Loaded with fresh massaged kale, apples, pecans and honey vinaigrette.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy salad
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 People
Calories 202
Author Abeer Rizvi



  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar Or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste


  • 8 oz. Kale Fresh, Washed, Patted dry, Chopped, Massaged with salt
  • 1 Red apple Large, Washed, Cored, Diced
  • 1/2 cup Pecans Toasted, Roughly chopped, For topping
  • 1/4 cup Goat cheese Crumbled, For topping, Optional


  • In a large salad bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, lemon zest, salt, pepper until combined.
  • Add kale (but remember to massage it with a little bit of salt first until it's darker green and fragrant), apples and toss until combined.
  • Top it off toasted pecans and crumbled goat cheese.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served immediately. Leftovers cannot be stored for later because the salad will become soggy. 


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5859IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg