With zesty flavors like turmeric, ginger, and lemon, this big batch healing salad is actually hardy enough to stay fresh for days in the fridge, even when dressed. It can be made in 10 minutes, calls for ingredients that you can find at any grocery store, and will give you that guaranteed healthy win for the day when you add a scoop to your plate.

big batch healing salad

This big batch healing salad is perfect for those times where you’re feeling like you may have over-indulged just a bit. In the past, I’d immediately feel like I needed a cleanse or detox after a vacation, the holidays, or even one-too-many cookies, but, over time I learned that all I really needed get back to feeling good was a big dose of greens and some extra water. This combination always gives me an extra boost of energy, while helping reduce inflammation and speed up detoxification.

big batch healing salad

Kale Salad Ingredients

This big batch healing salad is loaded with super-foods and, since the base is cruciferous veggies, it can be made in advance so you can keep eating it all week! You’ll thinly shred nutrient-dense lacinato kale, antioxidant-rich purple cabbage, and cilantro, which is a powerful detoxifying agent, and toss them with a creamy dressing, which is really the star of the show. Sunbutter makes a creamy, slightly salty base for the dressing, then lemon juice and apple cider vinegar are added to give the salad just a hint of acidity. Finally, you’ll add fresh ginger and turmeric for a big dose of anti-inflammatory power

big batch healing salad

We hope you enjoy this big batch healing salad as much as we do!

Big Batch Healing Kale Salad

4.95 — Votes 17 votes
By Cassy Joy Garcia
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
With kale, cabbage, cilantro, and a delicious sunbutter-based dressing, this big batch healing kale salad is the perfect nourishing meal.


For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup sunbutter
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice about 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1-2 tablespoons water or until you have desired thickness
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt to taste
  • 1 head lacinato kale de-stemmed and shredded
  • 1/2 head purple cabbage shredded
  • 1 bunch cilantro


  • Blend together all of the ingredients for the dressing until smooth. If you need to thin the dressing, add in 1 tablespoon water at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • Place the shredded kale, cabbage, and cilantro in a large bowl and toss with the dressing. Eat immediately or refrigerate up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

  • If you don’t have sunbutter, you can use any type of nut butter here. Almond, peanut, and cashew all work!
  • You can substitute 1 teaspoon ground ginger for the tablespoon of fresh
  • You can substitute the 1 tablespoon of coconut aminos with 1 teaspoon of tamari, but make sure you leave out the additional 1/4 teaspoon salt.


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 95
Keyword: big batch salad, healing kale salad, kale salad

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    1. Hi Adrienne! You’ll toss the salad with all of the dressing. The nutrition facts are calculated for one serving, which would be about 1/8th of the salad. I hope that helps!

  1. 5 stars
    OMGosh! This is SUCH an awesome recipe! It’s such a nice change and has become a regular around here. That dressing…just SOOO good! Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious! It felt so nice to eat something so healthy, but also so filling and flavorful! It was a breeze to make and the whole family enjoyed it! Even my 1 year old!

    1. Score! That’s amazing, Danielle – we’re so glad the whole family loved it!

  3. 5 stars
    I love this salad! I made it the first time exactly as the recipe called for and the second time I used kale, slivered carrots and shaved Brussels sprouts and cilantro and it was just as crunchy and delicious!! I see myself making this over and over again in the future!!

    1. Wahoo! That’s awesome, Kelli! Thanks for sharing this with us!!

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious! The dressing was flavorful and tangy. Definitely adding this to my mix of recipes to throw together at the beginning of the week and eat off of for a few days. I used 1/2c sunflower seeds instead of the butter. Dressing was a bit chunky, so next time I’ll blend it for a bit longer next time.

    1. We’re so glad you enjoyed this salad, Rebecca! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  5. 5 stars
    Love this salad. I definitely accidentally used one tablespoon of ground ginger rather then the substitute of 1 teaspoon for 1 tablespoon of fresh. It’s still good and will only be better once I get the recipe right! Ha!!

    1. That’s a lot of ginger!! We’re so glad you love it though!!! Thanks for sharing this with us, Megan!

  6. What exactly is tamari? I cant use the coconut aminos because my son has an allergy….

    PS I love your cookbook and the Instagram stories showing step by step instructions for recipes! 🙂

    1. Tamari is a gluten-free sub for soy sauce! You’ll find it near the soy sauce at the grocery store!

  7. Roughly how many cups of Kale? My grocery delivery substituted a “bunch” of kale and it doesn’t look like much!

    1. About 3 cups, Katie! You can totally make this salad with a little more or a little less though!

  8. I don’t have sun-butter and am limiting my trips to the store at this time. Is there something I can substitute?

    1. Peanut butter or almond butter should work in place of sunbutter!