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Kale Rainbow Detox Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

A delicious vegan and gluten free detox kale salad with an incredible lemon dressing! You'll make this again and again!
Course Detox, Gluten Free, Healthy, Lunch, Salad, Vegan
Keyword detox salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 192 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • For the Vinaigrette:
  • Juice of 3 lemons (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar, if desired to sweeten it up
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • For the salad:
  • 2 bunches kale (about 6-8 cups), desteemed and finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds
  • 1/2 avocado, diced


  1. To make dressing: place lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, sugar, and salt in bowl; whisk together until combined and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, toss kale, bell peppers, onions, and carrots together. Add dressing, cilantro, and parsley. 
  3. Use hands to massage kale with dressing; this is important so that the kale absorbs the dressing. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour to let flavors soak in.
  4. Before serving, toss salad again. Top with almonds and avocado. Makes 4 servings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

To make this a full meal, add in a cup or two of cooked quinoa!

Nutrition Facts
Kale Rainbow Detox Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.9g14%
Carbohydrates 26.2g9%
Fiber 8.1g34%
Sugar 7.4g8%
Protein 6.3g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.