Greek Kale Salad

Healthy Greek Kale Salad with a tasty homemade Greek dressing you’ll want to put on everything! KALE YEAH!

Chopped Greek Kale Salad

Hellooooo gorgeous!

As I’m sure you know by now, I am hopelessly kale-obsessed. Since hopping back on the bandwagon this year, I’ve been keeping a freshly chopped bag of massaged kale in my crisper at all times.

It comes in handy when I want a snack (kale chips!!!) or breakfast (smoothie!!!) and, of course, whenever a craving for a mondo kale salad strikes!

I’ve also been riding a serious cucumber kick as I’m sure most of you have noticed from my past few  posts! They’re essentially a love letter to cukes. Can you blame me though? They’re delicious!

Much like my beloved kale, I’ve been eating them non-stop!

Naturally cuke-ifying my kale was the next step. I let some fresh tomatoes, avocado, and feta in on the fun too and went for touchdown status with the most delicious homemade greek dressing to top it off with! You could even add extras like olives, banana peppers, and red onion if you’d like.

Just whatever you do, veg it up!

easy prep-ahead massaged kale

  1. After washing and drying your kale, remove the ribs/stem from each kale leaf.
  2. Tear or chop the kale into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Pour a little olive oil in your hands and work your way through the kale, massaging the leaves until they darken in color and tenderize.
  4. Pop in a sealed bag alongside a dry paper towel and store in your crisper.

Greek Kale Salad

Need this rockin’ greek kale salad in your life? It’s delicious and crazy easy to make. If you’re on the fence about kale, now is the time to give it a try. This salad is fresh, tasty, and so so healthy too!

Let’s do this!

Chopped Greek Kale Salad with a healthy homemade Greek dressing you'll want to put on everything!

Greek Kale Salad

Healthy Greek Kale Salad with a tasty homemade Greek dressing you'll want to put on everything! KALE YEAH!
5 from 51 votes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Greek Kale Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped curly kale
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2-1 cup diced avocado
  • 2-3 TBSP crumbled feta
  • fresh parsley to garnish

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBSP white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic (smashed + minced)
  • ½ tsp fresh or dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dijon mustard
  • a pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Wash and chop your veggies.
  • Pour a little olive oil in your hands and work your way through the kale, massaging the leaves until they darken in color and tenderize. This process takes only a few moments and results in the most silky and delicious kale.
  • Finish it off with a pinch of salt and add cucumber, tomato, and avocado.
  • Whisk together dressing and pour desired amount on salad, toss to coat.
  • Add feta and a pinch of optional parsley and dive on in!
  • Since kale is super hearty, you can even let the salad sit a little with the dressing to soak up flavors. It's delicious!

Notes

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 235mg, Potassium: 749mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 7240IU, Vitamin C: 103mg, Calcium: 201mg, Iron: 2.1mg

Fresh Kale

Of course no Greek Kale Salad is complete without an easy peasy Greek dressing to toss your veggies in! I have a few varieties of Greek dressing depending on the site depending what you’re in the mood for.

First up is a Creamy Greek Yogurt Feta Dressing that will have Ranch and Bleu Cheese lovers jumping for joy. The combination of yogurt and feta makes it thick, creamy, and totally delicious.

Next I have my Classic Greek Dressing which is what I used for this salad today! It combines oil, vinegar, dried herbs, dijon mustard, and a little salt and pepper for good measure. Have fresh herbs handy? You can use those too!

Greek Kale Salad

crazy for kale?

If you get a chance to try this Greek Kale Salad, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation!

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About The Author:

Jenn Laughlin

Jenn Laughlin founded Peas and Crayons in 2009 after graduating with B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University and working as a Nutrition Educator for WIC. The goal was simple: create and share delicious tested and perfected recipes with vegetables as the star! Peas and Crayons is know for veggie forward recipes that are colorful and crave-able.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    Loved that it only took a few ingredients to make this delicious kale salad! Will be making this one on repeat!

  2. 5 stars
    Learning to massage the kale has been a massive life-changer for me, it tastes so much better and less like roughage once it is massaged. Loving the flavours you have paired it with here, so good!

  3. 5 stars
    Wow this GREEK KALE SALAD really impressive. I LOVE how easy and delicious this is! Good idea! Looks very tasty! I am going to make this!

  4. 5 stars
    The most gorgeous salad! I am also in love with kale and love using it to replace greens in all kinds of salad… And feta makes everything more delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    Oh YUM! This salad sounds delicious. I’m a huge fan of all things greek inspired and this kale salad sounds wonderful. Massaging the kale makes such a world of difference too!

  6. 5 stars
    This salad looks absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making this in the near future 🙂 Perfect for summer!

  7. I need that container! I always buy way more veggies than we can eat before they go bad. The salad looks great! I’ve been craving salads so much lately.

  8. OH my gosh, that salad looks amazing. I need it, like yesterday. K, thanks. 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    I’ve been on a mini cucumber kick lately, too. I just learned that you can put sliced cucumbers into a jar of pickle juice (once all the pickles have been eaten) to make more pickles! I’m sure I’m the last person on earth to figure that one out, but I’m very excited to try it. Pickle nerd over here!

    1. Yesssss! Fridge pickles! I have a recipe for making them from scratch too when you can’t wait for a free jar-o-pickle juice! It’s marvelous!

  10. that salad looks so refreshing & delicious and I really want to try that dressing too, I love that it’s so simple!

  11. 5 stars
    That chopped Greek kale salad looks delicious! Greek salads are my absolute favorite, and I think one of the hardest things about pregnancy is having to pass on the feta cheese. I love me some feta!

    1. As long as it’s pasteurized it’s super safe to eat [from what I remember!] – If you buy it yourself and know the brand is a reputable source you should be able to feta it up lady! Double-check but I’m almost certain you can — I did some research and was able to enjoy it throughout my pregnancy!

  12. Where can I get this box of refrigerator wizardry you speak of? My cukes are probably dying a terrible mushy death as I type.

  13. Oooh that greek salad looks soooo good! I’m game for anything with feta and avocado. Yum! AND I never would’ve thought of kale – but that sounds great too!

  14. 5 stars
    That salad looks beautiful. Feta cheese is pretty much a requirement for me when it comes to salad – I will have to try your recipe!

  15. 5 stars
    Kale has my heart for sure. So excited for you that you are moving back to Florida! Thanks so much for this salad recipe and hosting the link up this week!!

  16. What a great summer salad! I am intrigued by the Oxo containers. I have seen tons of those types of containers with the promise of keeping things fresh but was always skeptical. I might have to have a look for those ones to have on hand. I buy mini cukes at Costco when I feel like a change from the usual cukes. I then seem to constantly grab one from the fridge for a cool snack! Thanks for hosting another WIAW party 🙂

  17. 5 stars
    I’ve been on a huge cucumber kick lately too. Maybe because of the warmer weather, they’re so crisp and refreshing!

  18. This is very timely since I was just collecting a bunch of summer salad recipes! The dressing looks too good.

  19. Hi Jenn! So cool you’re moving back to Florida, by the way! I’m in Florida right now visiting family. I grew up here and moved to San Francisco three years ago. Thanks for hosting the party today! Three cheers for kale!

  20. It’s so rare to get fresh kale here. And if it costs an arm and a leg :-/
    I am so looking forward to fresh watermelon. It’s not quite in season here but I can hardly wait anymore!

  21. 5 stars
    Who knew a salad could make you drool?! Yum! I saw that crisper and was curious how well it worked, thanks for the review!