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Pineapple Kale Salad | “Pina-Kale-Ada” Salad (Vegan, Raw)

Pineapple Kale Salad from Primally Inspired (Vegan, Raw)


Pineapple Kale Salad – “Pina-Kale-Ada” Summer Salad

In THIS blog post, I confessed to you all about my dislike towards greens. I know they’re something I should eat, but in all honesty, I just don’t enjoy ‘em. 


It’s kind of embarrassing for a healthy living blogger to admit this, but I usually end up hiding greens in my food to get them down. THIS breakfast shake and THESE meatballs do an awesome job at disguising greens. I never even know they’re there, but I’m still getting the benefits from them. Anyone else out there have to hide their greens, too?


So when I find something that actually tastes good to me with greens as the main ingredient (!!!), I get pretty excited. 

Pineapple Kale Salad by Primally Inspired


And I actually really love this Pineapple Kale Salad or as I like to call it “Pina-Kale-Ada” Salad. 


It’s refreshing, it’s different and it’s really tasty. And it just screams summer. Which I totally love 🙂  I even think this Pineapple Kale salad would be a yummy, healthy option to take to a summer BBQ or gathering.


Pineapple Kale Salad by Primally Inspired


I prep the ingredients the night before and then let the creamy pineapple coconut dressing work it’s magic on the Kale. Kale can be tough and bitter (bleh!), but the enzymes in the pineapple and lime soften the leaves and take the bitterness right out. It’s like magic! You’ll be left with a light and refreshing summer salad that I think you’ll really love (kale and all!).



Pineapple Kale Salad (Vegan, Raw) via Primally Inspired

Pineapple Kale Salad Recipe:

Pineapple Kale Salad | "Pina-Kale-Ada" Salad (Vegan, Raw)
Serves: 6-8+
Pineapple Kale Salad from Primally Inspired (Vegan, Raw)
  • 1 bunch kale, stalks removed and sliced in thin strips (about 5-6 cups)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ cup ripe pineapple, diced
  • ⅓ cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened coconut chips (I use THESE)
  • optional toppings: sliced mango, dried fruit pieces, other nuts or seeds, cilantro or mint
For the Creamy Pineapple Coconut Dressing:
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk (I use THIS)
  • 1 cup ripe pineapple, diced
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 teaspoons pure raw honey or other sweetener of choice (you can omit this if your pineapple is really ripe and sweet. Or you can add more honey, to taste)
  1. Blend together the 1 cup pineapple, lime zest and juice, coconut milk and honey in a blender until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour ½ the dressing onto the sliced kale and massage the kale with the dressing for 2-3 minutes or until the kale starts to soften.
  3. Place the kale and the remaining dressing in the fridge for at least one hour (but overnight is best!) or until you are ready to eat (I've even left it in there for 3 days and it's been perfect).
  4. To serve, add ½ cup diced pineapple, diced avocado, macadamia nuts, coconut chips and any other toppings. Serve with remaining creamy pineapple coconut dressing. Toss and Enjoy!

Pin Pineapple Kale Salad HERE:

Pineapple Kale Salad from Primally Inspired (Vegan, Raw)

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    I just bought some kale today and actually had all of the other ingredients on hand. Can’t wait to try this! I actually enjoy kale, but this sounds like a nice change from the way I usually prepare it.

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