Kale and Avocado Salad

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


Elf in LA's Echo Park serves a version of this refreshing Japanese-inspired salad.


  • 12 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed and chopped into a paste
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • 2 tbsp. raw hemp seeds (optional)
  • 1 bunch kale (about 3⁄4 lb.), stemmed and finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

Whisk together juices, soy sauce, and garlic in a bowl. Slowly whisk in oil; set dressing aside.

Step 2

Cut 2 avocados into 1⁄2" cubes and thinly slice the remaining avocado. Put cubed avocados, half of the hemp seeds, and kale into a serving bowl. Toss kale mixture with dressing and season generously with salt and pepper. Divide salad between plates and garnish with sliced avocado and remaining hemp seeds.

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