20 Tasty Kale Salad Recipes to Shake Up Your Salad Game

These tasty Kale Salad Recipes are the best! Today I’m sharing 20 delicious recipes that will take you from Kale? to KALE YEAH!!!

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A good Kale Salad is worth it’s weight in gold.

Scratch that. Kale salad doesn’t weigh that much — it’s worth much much more than that lol!

Since kale is such a hearty and robust green, it can last AGES in the fridge when properly prepped and stored.

My all-time favorite way for keeping it fresh longest is to wash and dry the kale, remove the leaves from it’s stem, chop the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces, then lightly massage it with an itty bitty drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt. This way it’s prepped and ready to go.

From there you can pile it into baggies and pop it in the fridge, or even store it in a plastic container lined with paper towels to absorb any pesky condensation/moisture and keep the leaves fresher longer.

Tasty Kale Salad Recipes

These are my all-time FAVORITE kale salad recipes and my go-to whenever I need a fresh and healthy salad with lots of flavor and texture.

Some are best right away while others meal prep like a CHAMP and will keep in the fridge for a few days, ready for all your salad needs.

Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad
Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad
4.99 from 100 votes
Fresh, flavorful, and totally tasty, this simple Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad is a breeze to toss together and ready in under 15 minutes!
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My lemon parm kale salad and the below quinoa kale salad are hands-down my most popular kale recipes and a must try! They’re fast, flavorful, and oh so delicious!

Quinoa Kale Salad
Quinoa Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing
5 from 78 votes
Say hello to my favorite new chopped salad! This Quinoa Kale Salad features medley of healthy, flavorful veggies tossed in a light lemony dressing.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Cranberries
Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Cranberries
5 from 19 votes
I’m beyond obsessed with this Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad topped with honey roasted cranberries and crispy seasoned chickpeas. It’s healthy and delicious!
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Massaged Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing
Broccoli Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing
5 from 34 votes
This easy kale salad features fresh veggies and a super simple homemade lemon dressing, making it perfect as a healthy side dish or light lunch!
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Mediterranean Kale Salad
Mediterranean Kale Salad
5 from 10 votes
This restaurant-style Mediterranean Kale Salad is fast and full of flavor! It features a medley of kale, quinoa, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, feta, with the most delicious Greek lemon dressing.
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Cranberry Apple Kale Salad with Quinoa
Cranberry Apple Kale Salad with Quinoa
5 from 5 votes
This tasty vegetarian Kale Apple Cranberry Salad features tender kale and fluffy quinoa tossed with cranberries, apple, carrots, and a zippy lemon dressing.
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Chopped Kale Salad
Chopped Kale Salad
5 from 13 votes
It's easy to embrace your veggies with this colorful chopped kale salad! Loaded with flavor and texture and tossed in the most amazing lemon dressing, it's sure to brighten up your plate and your day!
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Kale Chickpea Salad
Kale Chickpea Salad
5 from 6 votes
This delicious Kale Chickpea Salad features kale, quinoa, chickpeas, and onion, tossed in a light lemon dressing and sprinkled with pepitas and feta.
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Kale Taco Salad with Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
Kale Taco Salad with Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
5 from 6 votes
This vegetarian Kale Taco Salad is loaded with veggie goodness and topped with super flavorful taco-seasoned crispy roasted chickpeas and crispy tortilla strips for delightful texture and crunch!
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Modern Greek Salad with Kale and Quinoa
Modern Greek Salad with Kale and Quinoa
5 from 4 votes
A copycat of my favorite Panera Bread salad, this Modern Greek Salad features a base of roasted red pepper quinoa, massaged kale, romaine, and lots of tasty toppings dressed in a delicious Greek Lemon Vinaigrette. Recipe yields 4 small side salads or 2 large salads.
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Mexican Kale Salad with Zesty Cilantro Lime Dressing
Mexican Kale Salad with Zesty Cilantro Lime Dressing
4.95 from 34 votes
Since we can get all our prep work done while the chickpeas roast, this protein-packed salad takes only 25 minutes start to finish. SCORE!
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Chopped Greek Kale Salad with a healthy homemade Greek dressing you'll want to put on everything!
Greek Kale Salad
5 from 51 votes
Healthy Greek Kale Salad with a tasty homemade Greek dressing you’ll want to put on everything! KALE YEAH!
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Healthy Quinoa Salad
Healthy Quinoa Salad
5 from 26 votes
This Healthy Quinoa Salad is packed with colorful vegetables and tossed in an easy peasy whisk-and-pour Mediterranean dressing. I cannot WAIT for y’all to try this superfood salad packed with edamame, kale, corn, peppers, carrots, and quinoa!
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Southwestern Kale Salad with BBQ Ranch and Pecans
Southwest Kale Salad
5 from 4 votes
This Southwest Kale Salad is ready to rock your plate!
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Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad
Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans and Feta
5 from 27 votes
This Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans is the perfect Fall salad! Tender kale, tart cranberries, creamy feta, and nutty quinoa are tossed in a super simple vinaigrette and topped with buttery homemade candied pecans.
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Strawberry Kale Salad
Strawberry Kale Salad
5 from 7 votes
This lean, green, strawberry kale salad is just what you need to beat the heat this summer. Quick, easy, and downright delicious, this superfood salad is loaded with nutrients!
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Kale Tomato Salad
Kale Tomato Salad
5 from 1 vote
This Kale Tomato Salad is fresh, flavorful and the perfect side for your favorite sandwich or veggie burger! Recipe yields two side salads or one large lunch-sized salad.
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Kale Apple Salad with Bacon and Cheddar
Kale Apple Salad with Bacon and Cheddar
5 from 6 votes
This flavorful Kale Apple Salad features tender massaged kale, crispy bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, and a fresh lemon dressing!
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Mexican Breakfast Salad
Breakfast Salad with Fried Eggs and Sweet Potato
5 from 9 votes
This healthy Breakfast Salad channels all the deliciousness of a taco salad with a healthy brunch-worthy twist! Change up the greens and veggies based on what you have handy, and get ready to kickstart your day with a tasty, veggie-packed breakfast!
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Garlicky Massaged Kale Salad with Chipotle Dressing
5 from 22 votes
Garlicky Massaged Kale Salad tossed with tomatoes, cucumber and a smoky chipotle dressing. This tasty 10 minute salad is one of our favorites!
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Kale Caesar salad with Crispy Garlic Chickpeas
Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Garlic Chickpeas
5 from 3 votes
Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Garlic Chickpeas because we are not about to eat a boring Caesar salad around here! Swapping crispity crunchity garlic roasted chickpeas for the croutons and letting kale take over romaine’s former role in this salad has has me in Caesar salad heaven over here – I can’t wait for you to try it!
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If you get a chance to try any of these tasty kale salad recipes, 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. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

Crazy for Kale? Here are a few more recipes!

  1. LOVE this Cheesy Broccoli Kale Pesto Pizza
  2. Tropical Mango Kale Smoothie – perfect for Spring and Summer!
  3. Cheesy Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  4. Tortellini Kale and White Bean Soup via Stephie Cooks
  5. Lemon Orzo with Parmesan, Kale, and Cherry Tomatoes
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Jenn Laughlin

Hi! I’m Jenn and I’m here to help you eat your veggies! It’ll be fun, painless, and pretty darn delicious as I teach you to plan your meals around fresh, seasonal produce with a little help from healthy freezer and pantry staples.

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