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5 from 2 votes

The Best Kale Salad

Kale-ing it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: kale, salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 252kcal


  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese finely grated, plus extra for topping
  • 1/3 cup olive oil extra virgin preferred
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice about 1 medium lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • lemon zest from the lemon before you juice it
  • 2 bunches kale lacinato kale preferred, about 8 cups finely chopped


  • Combine all the ingredients except the kale and let sit while you prepare the kale.
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  • Prepare the kale: Give the leaves a good wash and shake off any excess water, then slice the stems away with a knife or rip the leaves off by running your fingers along the ribs. Finally, cut into 1/4" thin strips.
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  • Pop the kale strips and the dressing into a plastic box with a lid and shake well.
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  • Top with extra Parmigiano-Reggiano and enjoy!
    kale salad | www.iamafoodblog.com


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.2g | Protein: 7.6g | Fat: 19.1g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 0.2g