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Kale Salad Like You've Never Seen It

  • Gimme Some Oven

    Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette

    Perhaps the perfect fall salad, this version is tossed with a warm vinaigrette of sautéed shallots, garlic, and dried cranberries.

    Get the recipe: Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette

  • Damn Delicious

    Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

    For this chunky salad, the superfood shares a bowl with heart-healthy avocado, gluten-free quinoa, low-cal goat cheese, and crunchy pecans.

    Get the recipe: Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Cookie + Kate

    Raw Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

    Could it be true? Two of our favorite green veggies together in one salad! One cup of raw Brussels sprouts contains 125 percent of your daily recommendation of vitamin C—for just 38 calories. Thinly slicing the sprouts makes for easier digestion and a slaw-like consistency.

    Get the recipe: Raw Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Tahini-Maple Dressing

  • Minimalist Baker

    Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

    This hearty recipe really is kale salad like you've never seen it before. Tandoor-spiced chickpeas are roasted—locking in their exotic flavor and giving the salad a nice texture. Creamy roasted-garlic tahini dressing makes a perfect contrast, plus the whole thing is both gluten-free and vegan.

    Get the recipe: Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

  • She Likes Food

    Warm Lentil, Kale & Potato Salad

    Craving something warm, but don't want to completely ditch your plan to have a healthy lunch? This warm kale salad is the answer to your prayers. Crisped and browned potatoes along with high-fiber lentils will satisfy you now and keep hunger pangs at bay all afternoon.

    Get the recipe: Warm Lentil, Kale & Potato Salad With Lemon Dijon Dressing

  • Recipe Girl

    Kale Salad with Butternut Squash

    Squash comes in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. But it's fair to say the butternut variety, in all its dense, nutty sweetness, has to be one of the best. Butternut squash is also rich in potassium—important for regulating blood pressure—and pairs great with kale and this salad's apple cider vinaigrette.

    Get the recipe: Kale Salad With Butternut Squash

  • The Glowing Fridge

    Spicy Kale and Quinoa Black Bean Salad

    This is kale with a kick! This bowl of black beans, quinoa, corn, and kale not only has a taste of the Southwest, but it's made with absolutely zero oil. Water and lime juice create the base for the dressing, but it's really the cilantro, hot sauce, and maple syrup that bring the whole dish together.

    Get the recipe: Spicy Kale and Quinoa Black Bean Salad

  • The Endless Meal

    Roasted Beet and Kale Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts

    You probably know that roasted beets and goat cheese are a marriage that will never fail. (You say, you haven't tried it? Then you're in for a treat!) The only thing that could make these two any better might just be this salad's maple-candied walnuts.

    Get the recipe: Roasted Beet and Kale Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts

  • With Salt and Wit

    Rainbow Power Kale Salad with Peanut Dijon Dressing

    The name alone tells you this kale salad is going to be good (peanut dressing) and good for you (rainbow, power, kale). Purple cabbage, red pepper, and orange carrots not only add pops of color to your serving bowl, but lots of anthocyanins (cancer-fighters) and beta carotene, too.

    Get the recipe: Rainbow Power Kale Salad with Peanut Dijon Dressing

  • ifoodreal

    Healthy Creamy Mexican Kale Salad

    If a recipe tells us it's creamy, has Mexican flavors, and is healthy, say no more—we're sold. Plus the health stats hold up their end of the bargain, too: 11 grams of fat, 10 grams of fiber, and 7 grams of protein in each serving.

    Get the recipe: Healthy Creamy Mexican Kale Salad

  • Iowa Girl Eats

    Kale Salad with Blueberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Kale is one of the lucky produce gems that is in-season and harvested all year long. It's perfect in soups in the fall and salads in the summer. (Or vise versa—there are no kale rules!) This seasonal kale salad uses summer's fresh crop of blueberries, corn, and tomatoes, which are made even better with a blueberry-balsamic vinaigrette.

    Get the recipe: Best of Summer Kale Salad with Blueberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Pinch of Yum

    Chopped Thai Kale Salad with Sesame-Garlic Dressing

    Kale joins power veggies like carrots, red and yellow bell peppers, and edamame in a sesame-garlic dressing that's to Thai for! (Get it?) As if that weren't delicious enough, spicy lime and chili cashews hit the food processor for a fine dusting of crunchy flavor that takes this kale salad to a whole other level.

    Get the recipe: Chopped Thai Kale Salad with Sesame-Garlic Dressing

  • Tomato Boots

    Honey Mustard Kale Salad

    Sometimes simple really is better. Hearty kale, so rich in vitamins C and A, is topped with creamy avocado, chopped almonds (one of the healthiest nuts!), and salty Parmesan cheese to make a quick salad with ingredients you probably have on hand now. You can whip together the tangy honey-mustard dressing in less than a minute.

    Get the recipe: Honey Mustard Kale Salad

  • Oh She Glows

    Shredded Kale Salad

    Raw kale's tough texture can sometimes make this semi-bitter green difficult to digest, but this shredded kale salad solves that problem in an oh-so-tasty way. Smaller, chopped bites allow the lemon dressing to coat every inch of the bowl, and pecans run through the food processor make for a breadcrumb-like topping that this kale salad would be lost without.

    Get the recipe: The Best Shredded Kale Salad

  • Table for Two

    Lightened-Up Kale Caesar Salad

    Typical Caesar salads are loaded with fat (mostly thanks to the dressing and croutons), and short on vitamins and nutrients (thanks to basic romaine lettuce). It's a much different story with this lightened-up kale Caesar salad. Swapping out romaine for kale instantly ups the nutritional value, and a homemade yogurt-based dressing allows you to enjoy the familiar flavors without the added calories and guilt.

    Get the recipe: Lightened-Up Kale Caesar Salad

  • Kale, Grapefruit & Hazelnut Salad with Tofu Croutons

    Every ingredient adds a surprising flavor to this interesting kale salad. Tofu is baked until it's golden, which adds warm protein to the mix. Then sour grapefruit segments make a unique contrast. Chopped hazelnuts complete the salad for a meal that's low in calories (288 per serving) and anything but boring.

    Get the recipe: Kale, Grapefruit & Hazelnut Salad with Tofu Croutons

 

Alyssa Sparacino

Alyssa is the deputy digital editor for SHAPE & FITNESS and an ACE certified personal trainer. She is a cycling and barre enthusiast, and lover of both planks and pasta. Before joining the #ShapeSquad she was the digital editor for HGTV Magazine and assistant editor of Health.com.  More →

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