Kale Salad Recipes
Marinated Kale Salad
Massage the hearty kale with olive oil and a little salt and then let it stand for up to an hour to soften and make it tender yet crisp.
Roasted Kabocha and Kale Salad
Kobocha squash, also known as Japanese pumpkin, is the sweeter cousin of the pumpkin. The vivid orange flesh of this winter squash is tender and rich, with a flavor reminiscent of a sweet potato. While the shell is very hard when raw, it becomes very tender when cooked, making peeling optional. It's wonderful here, dressed with olive oil, coriander seeds, pepper, and salt.
Bacon-Onion White Bean and Kale Salad
This salad incorporates bacon, onions, white beans, and kale for a sweet-and-salty side the whole family will enjoy.
That Kale Salad Dressing
If you can find Meyer lemons, juice one and seed the other, chopping up the entire fruit (flesh, pith, peel and all) to make a thicker, more vibrant sauce. This recipe makes enough to dress 2 bunches of shredded lacinato kale mixed with 1 cup of finely grated Parmesan.
Kale Salad with All-Day Everyday Dressing
Like wine, honey has distinct characteristics unique to the region, season, and type of nectar it was made from. Varietals range from runny, delicate, almost white acacia to spreadable thick, smoky, dark-as-molasses buckwheat. Use the best honey you have for this easy, versatile dressing. The sweet and tangy taste of the dressing pairs well with the bitter bite of kale and crunch of almonds. It can be drizzled over any salad, but works particularly well with grilled chicken or steak.
Cranberry-Goat Cheese White Bean and Kale Salad
Pack in the protein with white bean and kale to make a heart-healthy salad. Top it off with seasonal cranberries and crumbled goat cheese. Orange rinds and dried cranberries bring bright, fresh flavors to this perfect fall salad. The best part? It gets better with age, so don't be afraid to make a big bowl of it tonight and eat the rest with lunch tomorrow.
Cilantro-Kale Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Drizzle cilantro and kale with a homemade buttermilk dressing for a fresh-tasting salad.
Anchovy-Parmesan White Bean and Kale Salad
Need a last minute side to complete your favorite main dish? This cheesy kale salad comes together in just two simple steps.
Lemon-Herb White Bean and Kale Salad
Get 7 grams of protein in this speedy side salad that comes together in a flash.
Lemony Kale Salad
This citrusy salad packs in an extra dose of iron in the pumpkinseed kernels and vitamin K in the Swiss chard. Weighing in at only 65 calories, this salad will keep you full and energized thanks to its assortment of healthy ingredients.
Cherry and Sunflower Seed Kale Salad
Perfect for a light lunch or side, this Cherry and Sunflower Seed salad features a homemade honey-mustard vinaigrette. The dried cherries and sunflower seeds give the kale an extra crunch with a sweet and salty finish.
Spicy Soy Kale Salad
Get your favorite Asian flavors without the added calories and salt in traditional restaurant dishes. After tossing all the ingredients together let it stand for 8 minutes to let the flavors settle in to the greens.
Kale Salad with Apple and Cheddar
The classic delight of sweet apples and extra-sharp white cheddar cheese meet in this kale salad to give the vitamin-enriched green an extra boost of flavor.
Tahini-Lemon Kale Salad
Highlighting tahini, quinoa, kale, and lemon, this ultra-nutritious salad is a tasty and satisfying dish to rack up your essential vitamins.
Apple-Walnut Kale Salad
Granny Smith apples, blue cheese, and toasted walnuts are each delightful on their own. When you combine the three together on top of a kale and Swiss chard base, drizzled with cider vinegar and walnut oil, you have a sweet and sharp treat in a bowl.
Kale Garden Salad
Brightly colored, fresh golden beets are a beautiful addition to this classic kale salad. They have the same nutritional value as their red cousins but don’t stain your hands.
Kale Salad with Mango and Coconut
Kale salad goes tropical with an abundance of flavor from avocado, ripe mango, unsweetened coconut, and fresh lime-honey vinaigrette.
Greek-Style Kale Salad
The simplest combinations can be the tastiest. In this Greek-inspired kale salad, the perfect combination of olives, feta cheese, and olive oil are a satisfying and nutritious addition to any bed of greens.
Wheat Berry, Kale, and Cranberry Salad
If your supermarket carries frozen or shelf-stable precooked wheat berries, you'll save 50 minutes; use 1 cup of cooked grains.
Kale Caesar Salad
There’s something so comforting about a classic Caesar salad. It’s even better when you have the same great taste for half the calories and double the vitamins.
Fizz Kale Salad with Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dressing and Beets
Fizz kale boasts delicate cabbage flavor and hearty crunch. If Fizz is unavailable, the salad will still be delicious using all Lacinato.
Kale Salad with Grilled Artichokes
The bold flavor of artichokes pairs perfectly with the strong flavor of kale in this main-course salad. Pine nuts add crunch; plumped raisins balance the zingy Dijon-spiked dressing.
Kale Salad with Mango and Coconut
Kale salad goes tropical with creamy avocado, ripe mango, toasted coconut, and a tangy lime-honey vinaigrette. To tenderize the kale, let it sit in the vinaigrette for 15 to 20 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients.