This Kale Salad recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner when you want something wholesome and on the lighter side. Or pair this salad with grilled chicken or steak for an added protein. The fresh flavor of lemon shines through in every bite! With only 4 ingredients you can whip up this salad in no time. This recipe is naturally low carb and gluten free.
Kale Salad Recipe
I know what you are thinking… Kale… I really don’t like it. But trust me when I say you will fall in love with this salad and you won’t even know you are eating Kale.
I really do love to cook, but I also love to eat out especially on the weekends. I love the fact that I don’t have to cook and I get to try a new mixture of flavors and get inspiration for my next recipe.
During the week I try and eat salads for lunch, but I find myself getting tired of the same salads. Although I don’t get tired of my arugula pear salad! That’s when I rely on my recipe inspiration from the weekend. One of the other things I love about eating out is that it gives me the chance to try new things and flavors that I haven’t experimented with as much myself. This recipe here was born from one of those moments!
I was out eating pizza with my family and I decided to order their Kale salad. After one bite, I knew as soon as I was home, I needed to re-create that salad. The thing that makes this salad the BEST is the homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing.
What to Serve with Kale Salad
Kale Salad is usually our side dish or used as a light lunch, here are a few ideas of what you can serve it with.
- Lemon Asparagus Chicken
- Baked Chicken Parmesan
- Baked Panko Chicken with a Honey Drizzle
- Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken
- Barbeque Chicken Pizza
- Creamy Pesto Chicken
- Or check out any of my baked chicken recipes here!
- Grilled Chicken or Steak
This should get you started on a great easy and delicious meal! If you have another favorite way to serve this, let me know in the comments. I would love to try it out next time I make it!
How to Make Kale Salad
This salad comes together quickly. The hardest part is mixing the lemon vinaigrette. I usually mix this dressing up and keep it in the refrigerator for the whole week. Toss Kale, Parmesan Cheese and your toasted almonds with the lemon vinaigrette. It’s as easy as that. Another great add on are my sweet and spicy pecans! Use this DELICIOUS Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette for your salad dressing.
Is this recipe Gluten Free?
Yes, this recipe is naturally gluten free. If you are using store-bought lemon vinaigrette check the labels to ensure the dressing is gluten free.
How long can I keep this salad in the refrigerator?
You can keep this salad in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days. I feel like this salad is even better the second day because the flavors have marinated a little and the kale is softer.
I hope that you get a chance to try this Kale Salad, and that you love it as much as I do!
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- 6 cups Kale, chopped
- 1/2 cup Almonds , toasted
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, shaved
- 1/4 cup Lemon Vinaigrette
- Remove the stems from the kale and chop it into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Toss the kale with the lemon vinaigrette to coat, and let rest in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to overnight.
- When ready to serve, toss salad greens again, then top with almonds and parmesan shavings and gently toss. Enjoy!