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Kale Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing.

Kale Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

Creamy strawberry balsamic dressing goes perfectly with this crunchy kale salad loaded with lots of textures and tastes. Hard to believe it's sugar free!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 204 kcal
Author Hayley

Ingredients

Kale Salad

  • 1 Bunch Kale
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 2 Cups Strawberries Diced
  • 1/2 Medium Red Onion Diced
  • 1 Avocado Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans Crushed
  • Fresh Basil for Garnish if desired

Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

  • 1 Cup Strawberries Diced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Basil Or 1 tsp dried
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Cut or tear your kale off of the stems and chop into bit sized pieces. The stem can be discarded or saved with other vegetable scraps for homemade stock

  2. In a large bowl add the kale, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Using your hands gently massage the kale for about a minute. This will help to soften the leaves. Set aside.

  3. Prepare the strawberries, red onion, and avocado. Add the red onion, avocado, and 2 cups of the diced strawberries to the kale.

  4. In a blender or food processor add all of the ingredients for the dressing. Blend until smooth and no chunks remain, about 1 minute. Add more oil if a thinner consistency is desired at this point.

  5. Toss the salad, dress, and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Pecans can be substituted with any other nuts or left off entirely if desired!