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8 Kale Salads

By • October 30, 2013 • 5 Comments

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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.

It's Fall 2013, 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.

Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing by dymnyno

Kale salad from Food52


Northern Spy's Kale Salad by Genius Recipes 

Genius Kale Salad from Food52


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


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

Kale Salad from Food52 


Kale Tabbouleh by lisina

Kale Tabbouleh from Food52


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

Comments (5)


about 1 month ago DenaTBray

Truly, there can never be too much kale! Here's my recipe:


3 months ago Tushar

I love how you use Kale in this - we use it with Citrus fruits, Gorgonzola and Walnuts:


6 months ago Carrie

This is one of my favorites and is now the most requested by friends for holidays and get togethers.


6 months ago katie dwyer

I cannot stop making this Kale salad: http://eat-drink-garden...
I even added some julienned persimmons and it added phenomenal color and a lil sweet crunch.


6 months ago Yazoolulu

I love this kale salad: I have made it many times now and with so many variations (fresh pomegranate seeds instead of the raisons are our favorite). We have a raised bed devoted to lacitano kale, just to keep up with the demand for this salad! These others look good too, so I may have to expand our kale horizons.