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Massaged Kale Antipasto Salad

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Massaged Kale Antipasto Salad is easy, wholesome and you may already have everything on hand to make this delicious salad!  If you’ve been wanting to try kale, this salad will get you hooked!
Course Side Dishes - Salads
Cuisine Italian
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Calories 324


  • 2 bunches red kale stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 jar (12-ounce) marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • cup finely chopped red onion
  • 4 ounces salami (Milano or Genoa), thinly sliced into strips
  • ¼ cup chopped pepperoncini
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Red wine vinegar to taste


  • Pour olive oil over kale. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • With both hands, massage the kale 1-2 minutes or until it softens and shrinks by about ⅓.
  • Drain artichokes, reserving marinade. Coarsely chop artichokes. Stir minced garlic into reserved marinade. Set aside.
  • Toss kale with artichoke hearts, red onion, salami, pepperoncini and Parmesan cheese.
  • Drizzle with reserved marinade as needed (you don't want it soggy).
  • Splash with a bit of red wine vinegar to taste. Add additional freshly ground black pepper to taste.


MAKE AHEAD:  Salad keeps very well in the refrigerator 2-3 days.  Stir from the bottom up before serving.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 869mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6620IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 2mg