A Kale Salad Worth Bragging About

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I know, I know…kale.  kale! KALE!!! 

It’s not my favorite and to be honest, I really haven’t met anyone who is super pumped about noshing on the leafy superfood.  But here I am, humbly offering my absolute best kale salad recipe and hoping that you will at least give it one tiny little try.

Pretty pretty please!

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My dad taught me this recipe about a year ago, and I’m quite the addict.  Maybe it’s because this is one of the few recipes that makes me excited to get some kale in my belly, or maybe it’s just because this salad is magical…

Two things I think are really important in a good salad:

1. I like it to be chopped. I don’t know why, but it just makes salad much more manageable for me.
2. Nuts. Need I say more?

BUT, the magic ingredient in this bad boy is fresh squeezed lemon juice. Yup.

Lemon juice + kale = BFF

….that’s an official mathematical equation, you guys.

I don’t want to brag here, buuuuut, I’ve brought this salad to multiple dinner parties and I always get compliments.  No big deal.

So here are we go, super easy.

  • 3 cups chopped curly kale
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews
  • juice from two small lemons
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • just a tad of shaved Parmesan cheese

Mix it all up, and enjoy.  Hint: the kale gets softer after it’s had some time to soap up the lemon juice, so if I can wait, I prefer this salad on day 2.

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  1. Glad you still enjoy this recipe. The smaller you chop the kale the better it tastes.

  2. yummy this looks so good

  3. this looks great! I DON’t Think I’ve ever had kale, it iss so hard to find around here i live!


  4. This salad looks absolutely amazing! I love everything you put in there and it looks so perfect and light.

  5. This looks so yummy! I’m trying to cook more, and I absolutely love salads, so this seems like a perfect recipe to try out :) Thank you for sharing!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  6. Ooooh! Looks so good, I love any type of salad so it doesn’t really matter to me what the ingredients are haha. Will have to try it soon.

    xo. naomi @ Naomi in Wonderland

  7. Oh how i love a marinated kale salad – i swear i make my tahini marinated kale salad every week and never tire of it!

    love the addition of the cranberries, i always forget that dried fruit goes perfectly in salads!! Super yum!

  8. This looks delicious! It would make for a great side during Thanksgiving dinner.

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