Kale & White Bean Salad


This Kale And White Bean Salad recipe is easy to make and comes together in 10 minutes for a healthy vegan-friendly salad you’ll love.


Kale is a delicious ingredient to use in hearty salads like this Kale And White Bean Salad. But Kale is also known to be a tough and bitter green.

Luckily, there are a few key secrets to preparing kale to make it taste delicious in salads!

  1. Wash well. Kale can have a lot of dirt on it stuck between those curly leaves, so make sure to wash the kale well before preparing it for salads.
  2. Remove the stems and ribs from each leave. The kale stems and ribs can be very tough and stalky, so cut them from the kale leaves for a more tender salad.
  3. Massage the kale. This is the #1 secret to making the kale tender and less bitter. Add a pinch of salt to the kale and gently massage it with your hands.


  • Kale: there are a few different varieties of kale out there and all of them will work well in this recipe.
  • White beans: Any type of white beans work well too. White kidney beans, cannellini beans or even lima beans all would taste great.
  • Avocado: make sure to use a ripe avocado for this recipe.
  • Seeds: this salad uses a combination of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds. Using toasted seeds will give the salad even more flavor.


Store any leftovers of this salad in the fridge for up to 2 days. If you want to store the salad for a longer time, store the dressing and salad separately and dress right before serving.

Kale & White Bean Salad

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5 from 1 vote
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4



  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp Maple Syrup


  • 6 cups Kale washed & chopped
  • 1 cup White Beans cooked
  • 1/2 Avocado sliced into cubes
  • 3 tbsp Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • 3 tbsp Toasted Sunflower Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Add the dressing ingredients to the bottom of a large mixing bowl and whisk together to combine. 
  • In a separate bowl, massage the kale with a pinch of salt. (use your hands to gently massage the kale. This will tenderize it.) 
  • Add the kale, white beans, avocado, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds to the mixing bowl.
  • Toss the salad together and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
Keyword dairy free, Easy Salad, Gluten Free, Vegan
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