Recipe: Kale Salad

Kale Salad

makes 2-3 servings

While the red bean salad quickly became one of our favorites, this kale salad has been a close 2nd.

Raw kale is a great source of Vitamin A, C, and K and even sports 2 grams of protein per cup, but the downside is that it has a rougher texture than other lettucey (I know, not a word) counterparts and it does have a fairly unique taste.

Saying that, I’d suggest that you allow the kale salad to sit in the dressing for a little while before serving it (we skipped this step on the 1st go-around). It softens up the kale slightly and you may even consider adding a little more dressing than normal to help with the taste.


  • Juice from 1/2 an orange
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 large Tablespoon non-diary mayonnaise or organic yogurt (we fudged on this and used standard mayonnaise)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 bag of kale
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds (we used raw almonds)

kale salad ingredients image

In a large bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and salt/pepper.

kale salad dressing image

Add the kale to the dressing, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Once you’re ready to serve, top the kale salad with the strawberries, olives, and almonds.

kale salad with strawberries image

Original recipe found at Peas and Thank You

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By , on Sep 25, 2012
Andy Tenton
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  1. I’ve never had Kale yet either but I can tell I will like this as I like everything green. I do what Jacob suggested with rapini and love it although I steam or sometimes lightly boil the rapini then fry it with olive oil, pepper flakes, garlic and serve on fresh bread from the bakery.. mmm

  2. Looks great and it seems easy. I’m a big fan of easy!

  3. Looks delicious. I just had free pizza for lunch and I feel disgusting. This is what I SHOULD have eaten.

  4. Terry says:

    This article has motivated me to eat more kale.

    One thing that has dawned on me lately is the importance of eating uncooked vegetables. I have taken to snacking on broccoli now instead of less nutritious options.

    Kale is the next addition to my healthy diet!

  5. I’ve never had a Kale salad, but I don’t know if I’d like it…

    I do like taking some cale and trowking it in a frying pan with butter and garlic and pepper flakes, and topping some bread with it and olive oil. Kale bruschetta 🙂

  6. Kale is indeed a ‘super food,’ nutritionally. I just recently began eating kale regularly, but haven’t tried it yet uncooked. This looks worth a try, thanks!

  7. Modest Money says:

    I’ve been wanting to add more kale to my diet after hearing how good it is for you. My problem is the chewiness though. So the tip about leaving the salad to sit a little while with dressing on is a good idea.

  8. This looks delicious. I really like kale. It is so versatile and it is really good for you. We often grow some in our garden.

  9. David says:

    I’ll have to try this, I haven’t harvested any of my Kale yet, mostly for lack of something to use it in.

  10. I agree with Thad that the older I get the more willing to try new things. I am always amazed at the kinds of salads my wife wips up that are so good. We’ve actually started growing our own variety of different lettuces/spinach in our garden to help.

  11. This looks really good. Seems to me the older I get the more willing I am to try new things. Thanks for a regular introduction to those “new things”.

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