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12 Kale Salads that Prove Kale is Here to Stay

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We see you; stop rolling your eyes. Kale salads?! So 2011. We know.

But then lunch comes around, and we know you're thinking: a kale salad would be pretty good right now. Or: hmm, I could really use a kale salad. Or: alright, fine; I really, actually, truly, with all of my heart, need a kale salad.

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It's Winter 2014, and guess what? We're still eating kale salads. Every day. And you should, too -- because they're good. They're the rare type of salad that stands up well to being dressed ahead, yet are still dainty enough to eat in the raw. You can make them virtuous; you can put three kinds of cheese on them. So try one for lunch today, or as your antidote to holiday festivities. Kale might not be the new ramen burger, but guess what? You'll probably want some afterwards.

Northern Spy's Kale Salad by Genius Recipes 

Genius Kale Salad from Food52

 

Kale, Cabbage, and Brussels Sprout Chopped Salad by Kenzi Wilbur

 

Caesar-Style Kale Salad with Roasted Onions and Ricotta Salata by cookinginvictoria

 

Kale and Anchovy Salad by Amanda Hesser

Kale Salad from Food52

  

Raw Kale Salad with Lentils and Sweet Apricot Vinaigrette by Gena Hamshaw

Kale Salad from Food52

  

Kale Salad with Apples and Hazelnuts by Amanda Hesser

Kale Salad from Food52

 

Roasted Grape and Butternut Squash Salad with Kale and Parmesan by Elizabeth Stark

 

Farro with Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale, and Pomegranate Seeds by Ann S 

Kale Salad from Food52 

 

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon, Meyer Lemon, and Tart Dried Cherries by Elizabeth Stark

 

Kale Tabbouleh by lisina

Kale Tabbouleh from Food52

 

Triple Surprise Kale Salad by QueenSashy

 

Hearty Kale Salad with Kabocha Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, and Toasted Hazelnuts by Gena Hamshaw

Kale Salad from Food52

Tags: everyday cooking, kale, kale salad, salad