Garlicky Kale

Have you ever been to Whole Foods' salad bar? If not, go right now. If so, have you had their raw kale with their kale dressing? You have to. Stop whatever you are doing and go to Whole Foods now and get some. It is quite possibly my favorite super healthy thing ever.

However, I hate to say this, but there is a disclaimer.

You must love garlic. A LOT! I know a lot of people avoid garlic because it becomes your personal aroma for quite some time after consumption, an example being my mother. (She also claims to dislike onions. I think she just doesn't like the way they leave her smelling.) This kale is so garlicky that you may only be able to eat it at certain times. Like on a Tuesday night. You definitely can not ever eat this before 1. a date, 2. an interview, 3. a dentist appointment, 4. anything where you may have to speak to someone. Tough, right?

Don't be scared though. Kale is a bright leafy green, and when raw, it's even better for you. It has a ton of phytonutrients that help prevent cancer. Remember, the brighter, the better. As for the garlic, just note that The Nutrition Reporter has said that, "If garlic had been created in the laboratory instead of by nature, it would probably be a high-priced prescription drug." Fortunately for you, garlic is pretty cheap and you don't need a prescription!

I was not absolutely sure how to replicate Whole Foods' Kale, so I improvised. This is my version. And I would make it over and over and over again.

Garlicky Kale

*2 cups raw kale
*1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
*1 tablespoon tahini
*1 tablespoon lemon juice
*1 garlic clove, pressed
*salt and pepper

1. Massage the raw kale with the olive oil for a few minutes.

2. Add all of the ingredients and mix well. Adjust ingredients to your liking. You could add a bit of cayenne to heat it up a little bit.

3. Refrigerate for a few minutes before eating. Will stay refrigerated for up to 2 days.


  1. I'm definitely going to try this, although my whole foods also started selling their kale dressing, so I might cheat and buy that.

  2. this kale and dressing is the most unbelievable find EVER....thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Yeah! I also love the Kale from WF and am addicted. So glad to have the recipe. Thanks!

  4. So happy everyone enjoyed this! Thanks for checking it out!