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Kale Salad

Kale salad is a flavorful side dish that you can throw together in no time. Creamy goat cheese, crunchy almonds and tangy dried cranberries give this amazing taste and texture as well.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Kale Salad, Kale salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 243 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


For the salad

  • 8 cups kale - sliced into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup Sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup Red onion - sliced
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries or dried blueberries
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese

For the dressing

  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice and zest
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pinch salt and pepper (more or less, to taste)


  1. Massage the kale: Add the kale to a large bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Use your hands to lightly massage the kale all over for 1-2 minutes to help break it down.
  2. Mix up the dressing: Add all dressing ingredients to a mason jar, cover and shake well to emulsify. You can also do this using a small bowl and a whisk.
  3. Build and dress the salad: Add the rest of the salad ingredients to the bowl with the kale. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss well to cover all of the salad ingredients in the dressing.
  4. Serve cold and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

Nutrition Facts
Kale Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 533mg15%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 9025IU181%
Vitamin C 109mg132%
Calcium 178mg18%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.