Kale Salad with Goji Berries

kale salad with goji berries

The thing about kale salad as you’ve probably heard by now, is you need to massage it. Rub it down with some oil and salt, break up the fibrous veins and make it tender. Man, that sounds sexy.

Kale salads also benefit from a little something sweet like fresh or dried fruit. In this case it’s goji berries because I have had the same little package of goji berries in my pantry since 1989. As is my custom when faced with any amount of expensive ingredient, I have hoarded it. Which is stupid. Especially now because babies NEED goji berries! And kale and pumpkin seeds and apple cider vinegar and olive oil. And that’s it. That’s basically all they need I think.

Check out this other kale salad recipe with a video to see how to massage your kale.

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Kale Salad with Goji Berries

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  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1 bunch kale (about 12 ounces weight?)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Tear away and discard kale stems. Rinse the leaves well and shake dry.
  2. Place leaves in a large bowl with salt and oil. Rub the salt into the leaves. Don’t be shy. Just basically crush them until the leaves change to a darker green and wilt.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir with hands again.
  4. Refrigerate up to several days.

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  1. Kenton Mines on September 28, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Hello Hilah, my name is Kent Mines, and I follow your web show. I often use your methods in my cooking, and currently I’m working on the development of a cookbook heard at college and early adulthood cooking made simple, yet authentic. I am not sure how to directly contact you, but if you’d be interested in knowing more and possibly giving me some advice, you can reach me at kent.ty.mines@gmail.com Thanks! Happy cooking 🙂

  2. ania on September 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I had a 2 minute video queued in my WatchLater list on Y.T. The ad that preceded the video was about 4 minutes long. I watched the entire 4 minutes. And wanted more. That ad, was you, making room for baby. I took the time to search “Hilah ad” to find you.

    So….just wanted to tell you that.

    • Hilah on October 1, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Wow! That is super nice to hear, Ania. 🙂 Thank you for taking the time. Hope you check out the baby show on ulive, too! https://www.youtube.com/user/ulivefamily/videos

      • ania on October 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm

        Alright, more videos 🙂 Thanks.

        Also, that salad looks great. I might have to mix the kale with another green, though – otherwise a meal begins to feel like The Never-ending Salad when it comes to chewing.

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