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How to make Kale Salad

Updated on August 5, 2012

The first time I tasted Kale in salad I absolutely hated it. The texture was rubbery and there was a bitter aftertaste. So, it was with trepidation that I tried the Kale Salad my boss created for one of our programmes at work. It was delicious!

Kale is packed full of wonderful minerals and vitamins - Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron Magnesium and Phosphous, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese and Protein. Kale is also a good source of Dietary Fibre.

Kale Salad


Prep Time including pre-dressing

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients Salad and Dressing

  • 6 cups Kale sliced finely, remove any thick stems
  • 1/2 cup Cheese - Grated and crumbled parmesan and or feta mix, Blue cheese crumbled is a tasty alternative
  • 1 Red Onion, slice finely
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts (toasted or almonds or pecans, (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots/celery
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit such as cranberries/raisins/mango, (optional)
  • 1/3cup Olive Oil
  • 2 juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp honey/sugar/maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  1. Cut and chop and grate the ingredients and combine in salad bowl.
  2. Make dressing and toss over salad 10 minutes or more prior to serving
  3. Enjoy!

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    • Lizam1 profile image

      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks Jackie for reading and commenting. I hope you enjoy it.

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow this does sound good and I do love eating Kale for nutrition, just know this will be wonderful with the nuts and sweet sour combo! Thank you.