Whole Food’s avocado and kale salad copycat

This is by far one of my favorite things to get on the Whole Foods salad bar. After having it the other day, I decided that I needed to make it at home. It’s cheaper to do that and more convenient.

I *thought* that I had avocado at home, so I didn’t buy one. I did, it just turned out that when I cut my avocado open it was 75% brown and only 25% usable green. I know some people eat it even when it turns brown, but it just doesn’t taste good to me and creeps me out. So, I had to make a modified version of this salad. I will be making it again soon with a good avocado.

Here’s the recipe for all the people with one whole good avocado.


  • 1 ripe avocado, lightly mashed
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 inch slice of red onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 head kale, stems removed and torn into bite sized pieces
  • salt and pepper

Place tomato, onion, bell pepper, garlic, cilantro and lime juice in a bowl.

Combine. Add in mashed avocado and stir until just combined. I like to leave my avocado slightly lumpy. I know my picture doesn’t demonstrate my love for lumpy avocado pieces, because I was a little short on the avocado. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add in kale and mix until kale is covered in avocado mixture.

This picture is my messed up attempt. It’s only a half bunch of kale with 1/4 of an avocado. I must say, it was still amazingly delicious.

This recipe yields 4 servings as a side, but I prefer for it to serve 2 and eat it as a meal. It’s ridiculously delicious. It’s pretty much guacamole salad. Oh, and it’s incredibly healthy, too. That thought will never cross your mind while you are eating it because you are going to be “ooohing” and “ahhhing” at the amazing flavor.


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