Why do I love kale salads? For starters, they’re a great pack-for-lunch option. Dressed kale salads keep well in the refrigerator for a couple of days, unlike most salads made with more delicate greens.
Secondly, kale salads are packed full of nutrients and fiber thanks to the kale and complementary produce. Did you know that just one cup of kale offers over two times the amount of Vitamin A you need in one day? It’s no wonder I feel like Wonder Woman after I eat a giant kale salad.
Last but not least, kale salads are perfect for when you’re in the mood for a big meal but don’t want to feel weighed down afterward. They’re especially great during and after the holidays—whether you’ve overindulged in cookies or need a hearty option to offer vegetarians.
There is a right and a wrong way to make kale salad. Kale salads should be dense and delicious, not bitter, poky or difficult to eat. I’m doing my part to spread the news by sharing my best kale salad tips below. You’ll also find twelve of my favorite kale salad recipes. Kale salads to the rescue!