The New Potato Girls Made Us a Man Repeller Salad

We asked Danielle & Laura Kosann of The New Potato to make us an easy, healthy Man Repelling meal. The result? An absolutely delicious salad that will go perfectly with your Canadian tuxedo.

We’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the girl who orders a cheeseburger thicker than her oral circumference on a first date and doesn’t worry about the blobs of condiments dripping off. The girl who orders kale regardless of how it looks when she chews, and the one who adds mounds of extra garlic to her pasta because it’s a miracle herb — never mind the fact that she has to share a bed later on in the evening. At The New Potato, that’s the girl we like to think about because – well – she’s us.

We decided to celebrate the culinary side of man-repelling by creating a recipe that does just that: repels. Don’t get us wrong, it’s delicious, but it’s not exactly candlelit dinner material. It’s our own healthy Kale Caesar Salad, and we suggest you make it for a few different scenarios:

1. On a weeknight spent solo or with very forgiving friends

2. For an on-the-go lunch when you know your alone time to human interaction ratio is at an all time high

3. If you’ve got some nasty vampires lurking in that sketchy doorway near your elevator, who you’ve been trying to get rid of since your lease was renewed. And we don’t mean the Edward Cullen types. (Sorry, we know, so five years ago…)

Healthy Kale Caesar Salad, Serves 2


5 oz. Kale (Massage the kale for 5 minutes. This makes it really soft and much easier to eat, but not any more pleasant to watch you chew).

2 – 3 garlic cloves (Repel man/everyone here)

2 teaspoons of dijon mustard (You’ll need a good, grainy version for extra “you’ve-got-something-stuck-in-your-teeth” potential and heightened deliciousness.)

1/2 an avocado

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

1/2 cup of olive oil

Flax Seeds

Sunflower Seeds (As far as dates go, anything of the “seed” persuasion typically isn’t your friend, but if you meet someone who happily tells you, “You’ve got something riiight there,” then self-demonstrates, he’s a keeper.)

1/2 of a Jicama, finely chopped

Massage the Kale. Mix the avocado, mustard, olive oil and garlic in a food processor until it becomes super creamy. This is your “Caesar” dressing.

Toss the kale with dressing, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and jicama. Squeeze lemon over the top and garnish with extra seeds for good health/measure and general makeout-sesh unappealing-ness.


— Danielle & Laura Kosann of The New Potato

  • Consciously Sartorial

    Wow! Looks delicious – shall try it asap ;o)

  • Cynthia Martinez

    I must try this!

  • Jen

    making it tonight.

  • Trying soon! Thanks, ladies

  • Somebody from Somewhere
  • GapToothedGirl

    I will try ASAP too!!

    xox, Gap.

  • Dominique

    thank you for this!


  • Lea

    I’m DELIGHTED that you’re posting recipes!!! I want to eat like a repeller and also I need this salad right now om nom

  • Oliver Lips

    Sounds delicious!

  • From my point of view, this is most of all a Woman Repeller Salad 🙂

    (silver lining: I really like to eat, especially veggies, especially big quantities of veggies. Just imagine the amount of garlic I am leaving to you by avoiding it at all cost 🙂

  • at my old job, people knew me for, not my personality, but for my stench of garlic.

    I made a ton of friends

  • Laura Mitchell

    I love putting a coddled egg on top of caesar! It always blends well with the dressing.

  • Erika

    Saving this receipe! Looks yummy!

  • This looks SO good! I don’t have kale or jicama at home right now, but they are definitely on my shopping list.

  • ygriega

    I make a variation of this pretty much eevery week for meal prep!
    Massagign the kale with olive oil and lemon juice and leaving it in your fridge (salt+pepper in there too) overnight makes for a fine a** salad the next day (if i may say so)


    • pamb

      Do you massage the kale with oilive oil on it? Or naked (the kale, not you!)

  • pamb

    Since I just bought kale for the first time yesterday (it’s the massaging that always put me off. I don’t want to work that hard for a salad!) I’ll be trying it for dinner tonight!

  • why would a man repeller need a salad that serves two? …… I’m eating the whole thing. not sorry