Loaded Kale Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Yes, it's Whole 30!
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This recipe was made by our friend Erin Jensen, a Minneapolis based food photographer, food stylist and founder of the healthy food blog, The Wooden Skillet.  She loves to share her healthy recipes and lifestyle tips on her Instagram account @thewoodenskillet.  When she is not behind the camera or developing recipes, Erin is a full-time lawyer, loves to be outside with her husband and two daughters or leisurely making her way through a 3-hour dinner at one of Minneapolis' best restaurants. She loves sharing snippets of her life and behind the scenes of her blog on her Instagram stories! 


Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Massaged Kale Salad

  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • salt
  • avocado oil
  • 3 cups fresh kale, removed from stem and roughly chopped
  • lemon juice
  • 1 apple, cubed
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds


Creamy Balsamic Dressing
Combine ingredients in small bowl and whisk to combine.
Massaged Kale Salad
Preheat oven to 415 degrees. Place sweet potatoes on parchment-lined baking sheet.  Drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle with salt. Place in oven, middle rack, for 15-20 minutes or until soft.
Take two large salad bowl and add 1 1/2 cups of kale to each. Drizzle with avocado oil, a splash of fresh lemon juice and sprinkle with salt. Use hands to massage oil into kale. Add apple, avocado, blueberries, slivered almonds and roasted sweet potatoes. Drizzle with creamy balsamic dressing and serve immediately!