Kale Salad Recipes

Fresh takes with America's favorite green! Curly and Lacinato leaves are hearty, baby ones tender.

Lemony Kale Salad

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Lemony Kale Salad

With its earthy, balanced flavor and super-nutritious profile, kale has quickly become one of the most popular greens to prepare. We compiled our favorite kale salad recipes tossed with delicious ingredients and homemade dressings.

First up, 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.

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Cherry and Sunflower Seed Kale Salad

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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.

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Spicy Soy Kale Salad

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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.

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Kale Salad with Apple and Cheddar

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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.

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Tahini-Lemon Kale Salad

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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.

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Apple-Walnut Kale Salad

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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.

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Kale Garden Salad

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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.

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Kale Salad with Mango and Coconut

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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.

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Greek-Style Kale Salad

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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.

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Wheat Berry, Kale, and Cranberry Salad

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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.

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Kale Caesar Salad

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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.

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Fizz Kale Salad with Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dressing and Beets

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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.

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Kale Salad with Grilled Artichokes

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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.

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