Chopped Kale Salad is loaded with kale, red grapes, orange bell peppers, white quinoa, grated carrots, European cucumbers, Craisins, and sliced almonds. Enjoy it as a wholesome side dish or top with chicken or chickpeas for a light and satisfying meal.
Chopped Kale Salad
Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty lunch or you’d like a healthy and delicious side dish for a cookout or get together, chopped Kale Salad covers all your bases.
Wholesome, crunchy, sweet, tart, and savory, this dish goes with everything from hamburgers and hot dogs to sandwiches, grilled chicken, steak, and anything in between!
In this Kale Salad recipe, juicy red grapes, plump blueberries, and chewy Craisins are tart and sweet in the chopped kale. Orange bell peppers, grated carrots, European cucumbers, white quinoa, and sliced almonds add more wholesome textures and flavors to this well-rounded salad.
One of the things I love most about this recipe is that it features tons of seasonal produce. Whether you get it at the grocery store, frequent the farmer’s market, or grow your own, this salad is a wonderful way to enjoy some of the summer’s freshest berries and veggies!
You can dress Kale Salad with any sweet or savory dressing, but I usually toss it in a tangy homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette. It makes a wonderful side dish to serve at cookouts or parties, especially if you’d like to add a little more “green” to the table!
Or, you can enjoy this chopped salad as a meal in itself. Top it with grilled chicken for a satisfying lunch or light dinner, or add chickpeas for a boost of vegetarian-friendly protein.
Sometimes I like making a big batch of this stuff to keep in my fridge for quick lunches during the week. Just leave the dressing and protein on the side until you’re ready to eat it so it doesn’t get soggy.
For a wholesome side dish or light meal that doesn’t require cooking, try this crunchy, tangy chopped Kale Salad recipe that’s full of some of the season’s best produce!
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What I Love About This Sala Recipe:
No Dairy – Unlike a lot of salads, this one doesn’t have any cheese. Sure, you can definitely add a bit of feta for some creaminess, but it’s not necessary and the salad is still delicious without it!
No Meat – This salad is perfect for Meatless Mondays or if you’re a vegetarian because even though you could add chicken or bacon, it’s a delicious salad with them and the chick peas and quinoa are a nice protein replacement.
Gluten Free – Quinoa is a gluten-free grain which means those of you with sensitivities can enjoy this salad too!
Chopped Kale Salad
- Cook the quinoa according to package directions.
- While the quinoa is cooking, prepare and add the remaining ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine. Once quinoa has finished cooking, mix it into the salad.
- Salad will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days without dressing, add dressing just before enjoying.
- Can use shredded carrots instead of grating a carrot.
- Chicken or crumbled bacon can be added if desired.
- Feta cheese may also be added.