6 Vibrant Kale Salad Recipes

As we shake off the last chill of winter, we are greeted with the promise of vibrant spring vegetables to keep us energized and ready for the excitement of summer. Kale has become one of the more popular leafy greens, and for good reason. Raw food enthusiasts argue that eating kale without heating it provides a multitude of health benefits, and one of the easiest ways to do that is to prepare massaged kale salads. Here are some ideas for creating delicious, verdant and healthful kale salads for you and your family this spring:

Kale Salad with Avocado Coconut Dressing

1. Lemony Kale Salad with Avocado Coconut Dressing

Get your healthy fats with this homemade dressing of omega fatty acid-packed avocado and coconut. The added crunch of pepitas and shredded coconut gives this dish serious depth.

2. Warm Kale Salad with Tahini Ginger Dressing

For a more savory kick, try this warmed kale salad with a creamy ginger dressing. Tahini, or sesame seed paste, packs a healthy punch and is a great alternative to oil-infused dressings.

3. Spicy Curry Kale Salad

Curry powder and cayenne provide the kick for this salad while miso lends a deep, pungent flavor. Incorporate this dish as a side or a main with some pita and hummus.

Kale Salad with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds

4. Kale Salad with Apples and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Bring back the flavors of fall with toasted pumpkin seeds and fresh apples in this delicious combination. The sweet and tart dressing brings everything together superbly.

5. Raw Kale Salad with Root Vegetables

Grated turnip, rutabaga and carrot add an earthy texture and taste to this salad, which is sweetened with a dressing of maple syrup and pecans.

6. Citrus Massaged Kale Salad

Incorporate crunch, sweetness and a citrusy tang with this delectable combo of tastes and textures. Perfect for warmer weather!

Related
10 Health Benefits of Mangos
15 Amazing Benefits of Ghee
How to Make Delicious Bacon From Plants

Photo credit: Thinkstock

118 comments

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallusabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

SEND
Virginia Belder
Virginia Belder1 years ago

ty

SEND
federico bortoletto

Grazie.

SEND
ERIKA SOMLAI
ERIKA S1 years ago

thank you

SEND
Mona Pietsch
Mona Pietsch1 years ago

Thanks

SEND
Randy Q.
Past Member 1 years ago

Great!

SEND
ERIKA SOMLAI
ERIKA S1 years ago

thank you

SEND
ERIKA SOMLAI
ERIKA S1 years ago

thank you

SEND
Anne P.
Anne P1 years ago

Thanks for the recipes! Kale is one of my favorite greens, both raw and cooked. I'm surprised some people don't like it since kale has such a mild flavor, compared to stronger-tasting greens like Swiss chard, beet or turnip tops.

SEND
Julie W.
Julie W1 years ago

I know it's good for you, but I really don't like kale. I do grow sprouts from kale seeds, which ounce for ounce, are more nutrient dense than the kale leaves.

SEND