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All Hail Kale! 10 Salad Recipes You Can't Help but Love

Aug 18 2014 - 3:12am

All hail kale! This leafy supergreen is the perfect base for a delicious salad. Not only is it packed full of vitamins and minerals, but it also happens to be full of fiber, so you can finish your salad feeling completely satisfied. If you've been intimidated about swapping out traditional greens for this hearty leaf, get inspired by these 10 delicious recipes that highlight just how versatile kale can be [1].

Photo: Nicole Perry

Kale Caesar Salad

If you can't resist the tangy taste of caesar salad, this
lightened-up kale caesar [2] is perfect for you. By swapping out traditional romaine, you're getting extra nutrients, plus the kale adds a delicious bite to the classic dish.

Photo: Leta Shy

Chicken and Kale Salad

Pack on the protein by re-creating this
chicken and kale salad with lemin-cumin vinaigrette [3]. Full of healthy ingredients like avocado, quinoa, and almonds, this crunchy salad is a great midday meal.
Photo: Susannah Chen

Kumquat, Brussels Sprouts, and Kale Salad

For a salad that's just as beautiful as it is delicious, try re-creating this tart and tangy
shredded brussels sprouts, kale, and kumquat salad [4].
Photo: Nicole Perry

Kale and Quinoa Salad

With the sweet taste of blueberries and tomatoes, this kale and quinoa superfood salad [5] is the perfect pick-me-up salad to lighten up a dreary day. Plus, with so many colorful ingredients, this healthy lunch recipe is packed with vitamins and antioxidants.

Photo: Leta Shy

Apple, Jicama, and Beet Salad

Sweet apples and crunchy jicama make this
beet and kale salad [6] totally irresistible. Topped with a mustard dressing, this zesty recipe packs a punch.

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Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

Enjoy the satisfying crunch of fresh veggies with this
shredded brussels sprouts and kale salad [7]. Topped with a sweet, tangy lemon dressing, this salad packs a delicious punch.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Sesame Chicken Salad

If the hearty taste of kale feels like too much for you, try baby kale instead. This mildly flavored
baby kale sesame chicken salad [8] is packed with nutrients and tastes light and refreshing.

Photo: Leta Shy

Pomegranate and Hazelnut Kale Salad

Enjoy the delicious taste of antioxidant-rich pomegranate and make up a bowl of
pomegranate and hazelnut salad [9]. Keep the recipe refreshing by using less molasses and add a handful of fresh pomegranate seeds instead.
Photo: Susannah Chen

Kale and Edamame Salad

If you've got a thing for Trader Joe's salads, this kale and edamame recipe [10] was made for you. This at-home take on the store's Bistro salad features protein-rich edamame and chickpeas plus the surprisingly refreshing taste of basil.

Source: Shockingly Delicious [11]

Pine Nut and Feta Kale Salad

Since kale is heartier than other salad greens, it is perfect for making meals ahead of time. On Sunday night whip up a batch of this pine nut and feta kale salad [12] and you will have lunch ready all week long.

Source: Fresh Tart [13]

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