Basic Kale Salad Recipe

Looking for a basic kale salad recipe to add to any meal? Below you’ll find our go-to kale salad recipe that’s made with a few basic ingredients including a yummy kale salad dressing.

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 15 minutes
Fat 8 Carbs 29 Protein 8
Yield 2 1x


Basic Kale Salad

  • 8 cups chopped kale, deboned
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Kale Salad Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • pinch of salt


  1. First, prepare kale salad dressing by pouring balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt into a mason jar. Cover and shake until ingredients are combined. Set aside.
  2. Place deboned kale into a large salad bowl and drizzle with one teaspoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  3. Next, massage kale with your hands for 3-4 minutes or until kale breaks down and the color become a brighter green.
  4. Next, add red onion, pepitas, goat cheese, and dried cranberries to the kale. Pour on dressing and toss everything together.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 207 Sugar: 9 Fat: 8 Carbohydrates: 29 Fiber: 4 Protein: 8
Author: Lee HershCategory: LunchMethod: No BakeCuisine: American

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