Kale Salad

I love this recipe because I can make it in the morning, and then just leave it out and snack on it all day.  It’s another “no heating up the kitchen,” quick summertime recipe.

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Kale Salad

  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • one bunch of kale (about a half pound or so), torn or sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp nuts
  • 2 Tbsp cranberries or raisins
  • parmesan cheese

Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, honey, oil and salt in a large bowl.  Add kale, nuts, and cranberries/raisins.  Toss to coat (I find using my hands is the easiest way to thoroughly combine everything).  Let marinade for 20 minutes at room temperature, tossing occasionally.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

I can’t remember where I first saw this recipe (maybe in our CSA newsletter from years past?), but the original called for “white” balsamic vinegar, and also to soak the cranberries/raisins in 5 Tbsp of vinegar overnight, then drain.  I’ve never done this, but if anyone tries it this way, let me know how it turns out.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Christine on July 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Hi Dianne! This sounds yummy; Steve and I love kale. I’ll try it sometime.
    Love your blog!
    Talk soonest,


  2. Posted by Anna Barker on July 22, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Am eating this for lunch right now! Thanks for sharing! – I think I remember something called “Tuscan Kale Salad” in one of the old newsletters. I googled it and got all kinds of variations. Anyway, it sure is simple and sure tastes good. – AB


  3. Posted by Wanda B on October 3, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Just made this – it’s lovely. Added feta instead if parm since that’s all I had on hand. Quick and easy, Nothing like massaging your food before eating….lol!


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