Sure, the last thing you want to eat right now is salad. Scratch that – the last thing you want to eat right now is kale salad. But, bikini season is right around the corner, so you might as well try to enjoy eating healthy… *sigh.*

And we promise, this Massaged Mango-Kale Salad won’t be THAT bad. In fact, we think it’s pretty damn good. And hey, if you don’t like it, you’ll probably still get a good Instagram post out of it, and that’s what really matters, right?

Mango and Kale Salad

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:None
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:4-6
  • Easy


  • 1 bunch of kale (any type)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 small handful of pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Step 1

    Remove the stalks from the kale and thinly slice the leaves.

    Photo by Parisa Soraya
  • Step 2

    Add kale, half of the lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil, and a little Kosher salt to a large serving bowl. Massage until the kale starts to soften (around 2-3 minutes).

    Photo by Nicole Laszlo
  • Step 3

    Prepare the dressing by whisking the remaining lemon juice with honey and ground black pepper, then gradually stirring in 1/4 cup of olive oil.

    Photo by Nicole Laszlo
  • Step 4

    Pour dressing over kale, then add diced mango and pepitas. Mix and serve.

    Photo by Nicole Laszlo
  • Step 5


    Photo by Nicole Laszlo