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Simple Kale Salad

This easy kale salad is an easy way to work rich, leafy greens into your everyday diet! Enjoy it as-is or add some of your favorite salad toppings. Enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: salad, sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8th teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Rinse kale under cold water. Remove stems, roll leaves, and slice into thin ribbons.
  • Place kale ribbons into a salad spinner to remove any excess water. This is important if you want your dressing to adhere to the kale leaves.
  • Transfer the kale to a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, then add salt, garlic and lemon juice.
  • Gently massage all the ingredients into the kale using your hands. If the kale is very tender, you can simply toss with tongs (no massage required!).
  • Enjoy as-is or add your favorite salad toppings.



Save your kale stems! Chop them into little bits and saute with some olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper until tender.  They are delicious tossed into scrambled eggs or with your favorite whole grains.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 319mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6494IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg