A Nutrient-Packed Salad: Kale, Avocado, Blueberries & Edamame


Treat yourself to a refreshing and wholesome salad bursting with flavor, textures, colors and nutrients. This fantastic combination of kale, avocado, juicy blueberries and edamame is simple to prepare, taking just 10 minutes to assemble. It makes for a perfect light lunch or summery dinner.

The kale provides a sturdy base while the avocado lends its creamy, rich texture. Sweet, popped blueberries offer delightful bursts of juicy tartness throughout. Edamame adds protein for staying power. The tangy lemon dressing brings it all together beautifully.  

Each serving contains approximately 300 calories and 10 grams of plant-based protein. You’ll also get a hefty helping of fiber, vitamins A, C and K, plus potassium and magnesium. This salad has it all.

A Nutrient-Packed Salad: Kale, Avocado, Blueberries & Edamame



  1. 5 cups chopped kale, stems removed (150g)   
  2. 1 avocado, diced (200g)
  3. 1 cup blueberries (150g)
  4. 1 cup shelled edamame (150g)
  5. 1⁄4 cup sliced almonds (25g)


  1. 3 tbsp olive oil (45mL)
  2. 2 tbsp lemon juice (30mL)
  3. 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  4. 1 garlic clove, minced
  5. Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, massage the kale for 1-2 minutes until softened and darker in color.
  2. Add the avocado, blueberries, edamame and almonds. Toss gently to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic and salt/pepper.  
  4. Drizzle dressing over salad just before serving and toss again. Enjoy!
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Expert Tips

  • Use baby kale for more tender leaves if desired.
  • Let edamame thaw for 10 minutes before adding if frozen.
  • Toast almonds in a dry pan for added crunch and flavor.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge up to 2 days but add dressing just before eating.


  1. Can I used frozen blueberries? Yes, thawed frozen berries work great.
  2. What dressing substitutions work? Balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar or lime juice.
  3. Can I prep it in advance? Yes, store undressed salad and dressing separate up to 2 days. 

With its medley of colorful fruits, vegetables and nuts accented by a bright, tangy dressing, this salad makes eating healthy easy and delicious. The symphony of flavors and textures is truly unforgettable. Let me know if you need any other recipe ideas!