15 Kale Salad Recipes
Put your greens to use with a kale salad recipe or two! Each of these recipes make a wonderful side dish or can be bulked up with protein to made into a main.
Burgers are a weekly staple at our house year-round. Skip the fries, chips and bun—you won’t need them with these loaded veggie & fruit burgers. To spice up the mayo, add 1/2 tsp. of chipotle powder. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
How to Remove Kale Ribs
Make removing the rib of kale leaves a breeze with an herb stripper. All you have to do is thread the kale through one of the holes and pull the stem through. If you don’t want to purchase a separate tool, you can remove the ribs by folding the leaves in half and then cut out the stem with a paring knife.
The Best Way to Chop Kale
Save yourself some time and effort by chopping kale the easy way. To do so, fold a kale leaf or two in half, cut out the kale rib and discard. Keeping the kale folded, slice it down the middle, turn it 90 degrees, then chop from end-to-end to your desired size. By the way, here’s how to cook kale and make it taste delicious.
For another salad recipe with kale, this baked salad is a delicious meal.
How to Cut Kale’s Bitterness
Here are some of our favorite ways to reduce kale’s bitter flavor:
- Remove the ribs: Most of kale’s bitterness is in the rib. Remove them for a better flavor.
- Rub kale: Massage a piece of kale in your hands to loosen, soften and reduce bitterness.
- Add acid: Adding lemon juice, balsamic or apple cider vinegar to cooked kale with cut through the leaves’ bitterness.
- Add sweetness: Toss your kale with raisins, craisins or fresh fruit for some sweetness.