chopped kale salad is the perfect recipe to make for an easy lunch or dinner. filled with clean, nutritious ingredients it is both satisfying and tasty.
sometimes all i want for lunch or dinner is a salad bigger than my face. can you relate? if so, you'll want to make this delicious kale salad.
this salad is inspired by one of my favorite tampa restaurants. i am not exagerating when i say that i dream about this salad. with that being said, i had to take matters into my own hand so that i could make this salad whenever the craving hits.
whether you're a salad lover like myself or just trying to add some extra greens to your diet...
this recipe is for you!
main ingredients needed to make this chopped kale salad
health benefits of kale
kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods that we consume in the world. a single cup of raw kale contains more than double the daily amount suggested for both vitamin a and vitamin c.
in addition, kale is a great source of minerals and antioxidants that people don't get enough of in their diet habits. lucky for you, this chopped kale salad is delicious AND contains all of these nutritional benefits to fuel your body in the best way possible!
frequently asked questions
you don't have to! however,i find that when you massage the kale with olive oil, it softens the kale and adds a delicious flavor.
you can use any cheese that you'd like! if you want to make this chopped kale salad vegan-friendly than you would substitute the shaved parmesan with a vegan cheese.
grilled or pulled chicken will pair nicely with these flavors and add extra protein to the dish. in addition, you can add diced apples, other nuts, seeds and vegetables to make the salad more unique to you!
yes! just multiply the amount of ingredients by the amount of servings you would like to make. this recipe is perfect if you want to make enough for the week ahead or a big group.
store in an airtight container for 3-5 days
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chopped kale sald
chopped kale salad
- 1 bag kale chopped
- 1 bag romaine lettuce
- ½ cup dried cherries
- ½ cup marcona almonds
- ½ cup parmesan shaved
olive oil dressing
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 lemon juice only
- 1 tbsp basil
- 1 tbsp oregano
- sea salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- prepare the kale by chopping and add it into a large mixing bowl
- mix the olive oil, water and seasoning in a small bowl until fully combined
- drizzle the olive oil dressing on top and massage the kale with your hands
- once the kale is fully covered and softened, you have massaged the kale enough
- add in the romaine, dried cherries, marcona almonds and shaved parmesan
- mix until fully combined
- grab a fork and enjoy!