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Garlic Kale Salad

Garlic Kale Salad

Garlic Kale Salad topped with garlicky shrimp cooked in Sauvignon Blanc and served with buttery avocado is the perfect summer meal.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic Kale Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 477kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


For the shrimp:

  • 1 pound medium-large shrimp peeled or unpeeled (we prefer ours unpeeled)
  • 1 garlic head minced (head not clove)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1 fresh jalapeno chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Badia Complete seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper

For the salad:

  • 8 large kale leaves
  • 2 avocados peeled and sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Clean the shrimp, peel if preferred. I prefer to cook the shrimp unpeeled as it retails more flavor, and to peel during the eating process.
  • In a large nonstick heavy skillet over medium-low heat add the butter, when it is melted and barely starts to simmer add half of the minced garlic and Badia spices, cook for 1 minute and add the shrimp. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the lemon juice, chopped jalapeño and white wine, sprinkle generously with salt, pepper. Cook for 4 minutes and add the rest of the garlic, chopped basil and parsley, stir gently and continuously until the shrimp is just cooked, another 3-4 minutes.
  • Taste the mixture and add a little more salt if needed.
  • Remove the stems from the kale leaves and discard. Chop the leaves and add them to a large bowl, top with olive oil, salt, pepper, minced garlic and lemon juice. Massage well with your hands. Let the kale stand/marinate for 5-10 minutes.
  • Distribute the chopped kale into 2 salad bowls, top with shrimp and sliced avocado pieces.
  • Serve with fresh bread.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 300mg | Sodium: 988mg | Potassium: 1221mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12540IU | Vitamin C: 168.8mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 5.3mg