5 Tips on How to Perfectly Dress Your Kale Salad

A kale salad is a classic choice for anyone trying to incorporate more of the crunchy, super-nutritious leafy green into their diet. And with these tips on how to jazz up your salad, you’ll find yourself returning to the veggie again and again.

April 19, 2019

Make it a Caesar

Kale Caesar with Roasted Summer Corn and Cornbread Croutons


Since kale is a really sturdy green that doesn’t wilt easily, unlike spinach, it can hold up to heavier, creamy dressings. That makes kale the perfect candidate for a caesar salad. Upgrade the classic with seasonal add-ons such as summer corn or another firm veggies.

Pair It With Tzatziki

Roasted Chickpea Kale Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

Live Eat Learn

As mentioned before, kale will really let you experiment with heavier dressings. So why not try a Greek-inspired salad with roasted chickpeas and a creamy tzatziki dressing?

Try Bold, Vinegary Flavours

Chopped Kale Salad with Edamame, Carrot and Avocado

Cookie and Kate

Kale won’t break down easily either, so it’s the perfect canvas for punchier dressings that use umami-packed ingredients like soy sauce and rice vinegar. Try chopping your kale with edamame, carrots, bell peppers, and fresh herbs for a delicious packed lunch.

Pair It With Another Superfood

Quinoa White Bean and Kale Salad

Lemons and Basil

Quinoa and kale are a fantastic pairing. The warm quinoa helps soften up the tough kale while providing different textures and flavours. Add your favorite chopped veggies, some shaved parmesan, and softened onions and you’ve got a salad fit for a main course.

“Massage” Your Kale With Oil and Lemon Juice To Get it Tender

Massaged Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Crispy Scallions and Sweet Chili Dressing

Feed Me Phoebe

The acids in lemon juice help tenderize the kale and releases its sweet flavor. Pair the greens with roasted veggies and a sweet chili dressing for a satisfying and complex meal.

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