Will make it frequently, thanks for sharing! A bit of cayenne pepper adds some pleasant zing to the dressing. . 1. The kale has a somewhat more intense flavor than romaine lettuce, so I think you'll find this salad pleasant. Because it keeps for days I like to keep it for a midday meal or whenever I’m on the go. I have never tried a kale salad before, but it looks very fresh and delicious the way you prepared it. 2. Hi Judy, one of the fun things about gardening is each season has its advantages. You’re welcome Sara! Hi natasha can you do stuffed crust pizza thanks for all the recipes. Yum I'm a kale nut! Wonderful idea to use kale for a caesar salad! It was not bitter at all I left it in the fridge overnight and added the rest of the ingredients in the morning. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for commenting. Lot of great, young kale early in the growing season. Hi Tina, I think it could work ok to use a different type of green as a base. Thanks for your comment. But they're easy enough to include - maybe a quarter cup or so of buttered breadcrumbs should work (I'm guessing -I haven't tried this). And the flavor is great - really a nice dish. What a great healthy recipe! I’m happy to hear you loved the salad! Oh I didn't know that it tastes better when its exposed to frost! You’re welcome! I haven't had a kale salad but you've got me intrigued ! Each time, guests would rave about it. Hi Juliana, sorry to send you back to the store for more kale! Hi,Natasha. The lemon dressing preserves the fruit so leftovers of this kale salad are still very tasty the next day – perfect for a work or school lunch! Chop in bite-sized pieces. Rainbow kale is topped with crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado slices, roasted sunflower seeds, crunchy croutons, and tangy Parmesan cheese. Not so fun! Thank you Ellen, yes shallots would work great! I did not put the onion in as my husband will not eat them. Of course the dressing helps - its flavor is huge! Every bite is so satisfying! It’s so easy to prepare and it’s one of the few green salads that can be made ahead. I just bought two bunches of kale, but make chips...now I have to but more to try this salad...looks delicious and so refreshing, and yes with anchovies...yum!Hope you are having a fantastic week :). I’m glad you enjoyed that Lara! You know what the sad thing is? This salad and a bowl of Creamy Sweet Potato Soup are all we need for the perfect Fall meal. The lightly sweet, creamy homemade poppy seed dressing takes this crunchy salad to the next level for a mouthwatering vegetable side dish or light lunch. Hi Kristi, kale salad is definitely worth a try - it's so wonderful. I love the stuff. Thanx. I’m so happy you enjoyed it!!! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Hi Christine, this really is a nice recipe. I even started growing it in my backyard this year. I have never tried kale before! The direction tells you to massage the chopped kale with your fingers after adding the oil before the lemon juice. Shake vigorously until all combined, then add the sour cream or yogurt and shake again until it's nice and creamy. Also, you might use less craisins so they don’t overwhelm the salad. Whip up the lemon dressing by putting all of the dressing ingredients (apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, lemon juice, salt and pepper, olive oil) into a mason jar and shake, shake, shake until it all emulsifies and becomes a sweet, creamy dressing. When my kitchen is open, I'll make it! Truly good stuff. Hi Kristy, it is indeed a fabulous salad. Hi Nami, capers would make a nice addition to this salad, I think - I'll give that a try. Usually I massage the kale and use a sweet salad dressing, but I really like your version of the finely short kale and a Caesar dressing! Even if you don't think you like kale, try it with this dressing… I made this tonight with spinach/red lettuce instead of kale cause I didn’t have the time to marinade the kale. Use hands to stir well and massage lightly until kale just starts to wilt. I have kale growing in my garden so will definitely make this again and again! PS. But you don’t have to be fanatical about reducing it to a mince! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen. Thank you for sharing that with us! I did have to improvise a little with what I had on hand. Natasha’s favorite tips to unleash your inner chef! Peel the garlic, smash it flat with a knife, and mince finely. ;-) They'll lap it right up. Thanks for your comment. So easy to make and so good. Huge taste - it' worth trying. With the blender running. The yin and yang of this recipe is the crunchy salad paired with the creamy dressing. YUM! It looks wonderful. Thanks for your comment. All of that is wonderful, but the hot weather also means that turning on my stove heats up my whole apartment. For dressing, in bowl combine lemon peel and juice, garlic, mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. The easiest way to do this is to take several leaves, roll them together lengthwise, then mince. Hi Jay, it is! The pictures are amazing too. Read my disclosure policy. Even though I am a Kale lover of epic proportions, I only had my first Kale Caeser last week and have been obsessing on making one ASAP. I’ve had a kale salad obsession lately and have been making this dressing often to throw together a quick salad with dinner. Had everything in the house to make this for dinner except the kale. Thanks for commenting. Hi Natasha, does it really takes 4 hours to make this salad? Hi Biren, this is so good I'm making it again tonight! P.S. Natasha, I have a bed of kale in the garden but it isn’t curly leaf. Kale Salad Recipe with Honey Lemon Dressing. First Comment! Top with cooked chicken for a … I am looking forward to the roasting chicken post because that is on my bucket list. Hi Mariana, the feast will be a good one! Can't get enough of it! Hi Marta, it is. Rub the kale and dressing together just until the kale starts to wilt. Although the presence of mustard makes this less likely (mustard really helps form an emulsion, in addition to providing a pleasant flavor), it can still happen. I like it! Hi Cindy. Their kale salad … The dressing was delicious! Thanks for the comment. Why? So good. I’m so happy you enjoeyd that Betsy! Add about half the grated cheese and toss briefly (~15 seconds) to incorporate. I'm going to be trying this! It already feels like summer here in New York. And of course another delicious fulfilling salad! To make this simple salad, here’s what you’ll need: Fresh kale – I used regular curly kale, but feel free to swap it for cavolo nero/Tuscan kale, or purple kale if you prefer. Add the mustard and lemon juice and whisk well to combine. You won’t be dissapointed Tzivia . Bummer that your kitchen is shut down because of the move, but let's hope it's soon open again. I make similar dressing for Nicoise salad and it has capers in it and we LOVE that dressing. Perfect for my lunch. We make a slightly different variation of this salad, but same type of honey lemon dressing. I love your version and may have to make this one! Loved the recipe! Add a little more dressing if it needs it (extra dressing can be stored in the fridge and used for any salad.) Hi! One popular option is just having a ... Sugar has a split personality. I would love to know how you like it! I’m so happy to hear that! Just made the salad and loved it. Hi Uru, it' really great! Start by shredding the quarter head of cabbage. Learn secret tips on making your kale salad silky smooth and how to make kale chips with the leftovers! You may want to turn your chopping board 90 degrees and mince again. Use hands to stir well … I like the sharp taste of Pecorino Romano in this salad, but Parmesan works too (it has a creamier taste). This salad looks super healthy, I have not given raw kale a go yet. It takes about 5 minutes to put together but the time for the flavors to absorb for best taste takes about 4 hours to overnight in the fridge. I hope you LOVE it!! If you aren’t dreaming of kale salads, after you try a bite, you certainly will be. See Notes for more discussion. I was watching our morning news program this morning and there was a dietician on the screen talking about the benefits of eating lots of kale! But I'm glad to be here and learning something new as always. Would it make a bug difference? Plate the salad, sprinkle the remaining cheese over the plates (or pass it around at table so diners can add as much as they want), and garnish with optional croutons. Hi Carolyn, I hadn't thought about kale being the new "it" vegetable, but now that you mention it, I have been seeing a lot of kale on restaurant menus for some time now. Creamy & Colorful Raw Kale Salad with Avocado-Lemon Dressing Categories Salads Tags Avocado , kale June 16, 2019 May 17, 2013 by Shanna Mallon The other night, when Tim and I ate this salad, … Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing is tossed with currants, radicchio, walnuts, and lemon dressing. Then season, and proceed. :P I'm usually not a huge salad person but this does look very delicious! I think you'll enjoy it. It couldn’t be easier, and the results blow store-bought dressings … You’re welcome! But sweeter. Hi Family Spice, I guess kale is getting trendy - funny how these things happen sometimes. Hi Donna, that may work! Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk well all your tahini dressing ingredients. I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). It has been in my bucket list of ingredients to try but it's been years :(. And although young kale tastes terrific in the spring, autumn and early winter is when it really shines. But wow <3. These are the dishes we love to cozy up with and they pair perfectly with Kale Salad. Just give it to me raw! Delicious and easy! Thanks for the comment. Caesar is probably kale’s most popular dressing. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe Sophie! ;-) It's worth the trip, though - this is a wonderful salad. Simple Massaged Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing is ready to eat in under 5 minutes. Kale is really turning into the trendy veggie to eat! You can play with the dressing ingredients a bit to get the flavor you prefer. What a wonderful filling salad! We don’t speak Thai so there is no way for us to do that. This lemon kale salad has a simple, tangy dressing that pairs perfectly with creamy avocado and salty pine nuts! If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! We love this seasonal Kale Salad in the cooler months because it is loaded with all of our favorite Fall ingredients: crisp apples, pears, pecans, and kale of course! It also offers antioxidants and has so many health benefits. You’ll have to try the kale and blueberry one as well – it’s a little different but also very good! In addition to resembling Caesar Salad, this dish shares some similarities with. Didn’t have time to refrigerate 4 hours so just fixed it and served. I got the inspiration for this salad from Ellwood Thompson’s, a local grocery store here in Richmond. Is it a lot like spinach? Place kale in a salad bowl, top with 1 cup craisins and drizzle with dressing. When I can make a delicious salad like this? Do it once, and you'll do it all the time. Thanks for commenting. This salad was so easy to make and tasted delicious, we had it as a side to dinner and it was the first thing gone. I'm not so familiar with kale, but the salad looks so fresh, healthy and delicious. Though the dressing for this would be the best way to try it for the first time. All my favorites in one place! ; Carrot – peeled and grated on a box grater. What if I don’t have pears,what other fruit will work? I love these flavors you've brought together! Thanks for your comment. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe. Thank you very much . Hi Mona, so great to hear that you loved this salad. I was surprised but my hubby really liked it but the only thing is he wants to substitute kale with spinach or something else( he thinks that kale has bitter taste). You are very welcome Joanne . Tons of flavor and fairly healthy (olive oil is good for you!). Thanks for the comment. Hi Claire, there are other ways of preparing kale raw that are tasty, but this is by far the best I've had! To make the dressing, add the following to a food processor: flesh of one avocado (remove the skin and seed), lemon juice, garlic powder, honey, apple cider vinegar, mayo or greek yogurt, and poppy … Serve. To be honest, I haven't tried using kale yet. This is the only way I can eat Kale! Remove center stems (just pull them out as you would when cleaning spinach). What a wonderful fall salad. Will make this when I have a day off! Hi Lizzie, I have always cooked kale in the past, and was surprised at how good it was when raw. Kale Avocado Salad… Working in batches, cut the kale into thin ribbons: gather a large handful of leaves, bunch together … Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday Pulled pork takes a while to make if you do it the traditional way—12 hours or more of slow cooking wit... 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