Super Simple Summer Salads!

Hi Bloggies!  Thank you all so much for your support regarding my last post.  I appreciate it so much!

Anyways back to business, it has been crazy hot here….like nearly 100F.

When it is this hot out raw foods/salads are the perfect thing to cool you down.  Lunch today is amazing, refreshing and cooling- Massaged Kale Salad, Sauteed Portobellos (cold) and brown rice salad.

We also had it for dinner last night

Massaged Kale Salad


  • 1 bunch of kale, washed and ripped into large pieces
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2t garlic powder
  • 1t salt
  • 1/2 pepper
  • dash of cayenne
  • 1T nutritional yeast


Place everything into a bowl and then take your (clean) fingers and massage everything into the kale for 2-3 minutes; until evenly coated. Let sit for 5 minutes. Taste for seasonings and serve!

Brown Rice & Veggie Salad


  • 2 cups cooked, day old brown rice
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1/3 cup green onions, sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • Dressing: (whisk together)
    • 1T dijon mustard
    • 1t agave
    • 2T red wine vinegar
    • 2T olive oil


Toss everything together and serve.  However this is best made at least 30 minutes prior to eating so that all the flavors can marry.

Alright Bloggies this is short because I have to get back to working.

Q: What is your favorite salad?


  1. This sounds lovely! I agree. With it being so hot I totally do not feel like turning up the heat in the kitchen so salads it is and has been.

  2. Yum! I massage oil onto kale all the time but it didn’t occur to me to massage avocado! Brilliant!

    I love eggless “egg” salad (tofu with veganized egg salad fixins’) over massaged collards. Mmm Mmm.

  3. OMG I am all over that masaged kale salad. I’m usually turned off because the recipies always have oil – I love that this one doesn’t! Looks amazing!

  4. Aw, I just read that last post about the loss! I’m so sorry to hear that! I hope you’re feeling a little better after drinking the Harmony Tea. How nice of them to send that! And on a less serious note, the brown rice salad sounds amazing!

  5. Your kale salad looks great. I have yet to make a massage kale salad.

    I love large green salads with tomatoes, avocados, tofu cubes sauteed with tamari and garlic, and homemade croutons (I toast a slice of bread, spread it with tahini, sprinkle it with lots of nutritional yeast and cut it in small cubes).

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