Quinoa & Kale Mason Jar Salad | picklesnhoney.com #quinoa #kale #salad #recipe

7 Kale Salad Recipes

Quinoa & Kale Mason Jar Salad | picklesnhoney.com #quinoa #kale #salad #recipe

For as long as I’ve been posting to Pickles & Honey (over 5 years!), the food blog world has been all about kale. Kale smoothies, kale chips, and of course, kale salads. Every week when I go grocery shopping, I buy at least one big bunch, and last summer I filled my container garden with it. Somehow, I’m still not sick of kale. The key for me is varying the type I buy (purple, curly, lacinato) and how I prepare it. If you’re looking to switch up your usual kale salad or you haven’t quite jumped on this leafy green bandwagon yet, below are 7 simple kale salad recipes—great for getting in your daily greens with very minimal effort.

Pictured above: Quinoa and Kale Mason Jar Salad
This salad takes about 20 minutes start to finish and is perfect for portable lunches and dinners. It’s high in plant-based protein and healthy fats, and an easy way to get in lots of good-for-you greens!

Superfood Kale Avocado Salad with Olives | picklesnhoney.com #kale #salad #recipe

Superfood Kale Avocado Salad with Olives
This recipe is simple, versatile and packed with detoxifying greens and nutrient-dense superfoods. You can vary the type of greens, sprouts, herbs and veggies according to what’s in season. As far as superfoods go, the more the better!

Delicata Squash, Quinoa & Kale Salad with Lemon- tahini Dressing | 10 Ingredients & 30 Minutes | picklesnhoney.com #recipe #vegan #thanksgiving #kale #quinoa #squash

Delicata Squash, Quinoa and Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing
This gorgeous recipe is from Angela’s Oh She Glows Cookbook. It’s hearty and comforting while still being light and energizing. Don’t despair if you can’t find delicata squash; feel free to substitute your favorite squash in its place.

Kale, Avocado & Grapefruit Salad with Ginger Dressing | picklesnhoney.com #kale #salad #recipe

Kale, Avocado and Grapefruit Salad
An old favorite recipe, combining some of my most-loved ingredients—crunchy kale, creamy avocado, and grapefruit, all tossed in a refreshing ginger dressing.

Winter Brown Rice & Kale Salad | picklesnhoney.com #salad #kale #vegan #recipe

Winter Brown Rice and Kale Salad
This winter kale salad takes under 20 minutes start to finish and holds up really well for next-day lunches. It’s easy, wholesome, and satisfying!

Kale Salad with Homemade Trader Joe's Island Soyaki Dressing | picklesnhoney.com #kale #salad #recipe

Kale Salad with Homemade Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki Dressing
This recipe came to be after I discovered Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki (technically a marinade, but great as a dressing). I decided to make a more wholesome homemade version with fresh pineapple juice, liquid aminos, and garlic as the base. It makes for a very crave-worthy kale salad with an awesome sweet/salty combination that’s hard to resist.

Citrus Kale Salad with Easy Tahini Dressing (Vegan & Gluten-Free)| picklesnhoney.com

Citrus Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
A hearty (and healthy!) baby kale salad with roasted carrots, vitamin c rich citrus fruits, crunchy sunflower seeds, tart dried cherries, and chickpeas for protein—all coated in a creamy tahini orange dressing. Minimal prep work and sure to satisfy in the flavor and texture departments.

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