Lemon Garlic Kale Salad

Lemon Garlic Kale Salad – finely chopped kale with a lemon garlic parmesan dressing! This is the easiest kale salad ever.


This lemon garlic kale salad is bursting with flavor and full of nutrients

This salad is a perfect blend of zesty lemon, garlic, and savory Parmesan cheese. The freshness of the lemon complements the earthiness of the kale. And then the the Parmesan cheese adds a delightful creaminess that ties everything together. It’s so good!!

Kale is the #1 ingredient in this recipe and it is packed with nutrients. So it’s a win-win… delish and nourishing!

This recipe is quick to throw together and goes with literally anything!

This takes minimal effort to put together. You use the food processor to chop up the kale. It’s the easiest way to make chopped kale. You put the kale into a blender or a food processor in batches and pulse it up. After a couple of pulses, you’re done.

As for the other ingredient – none of the other salad topping ingredients require chopping.

And the dressing comes together in minutes!

And it’s so versatile!

It’s like a blank slate. If you don’t like raisins, just leave them out. Add some cherry tomatoes if you want. Or pickled onions!


What to serve with this lemon garlic kale salad?

Steak is an easy and great option!

Or this baked blackened salmon!

Or these quinoa stuffed acorn squash if you’re vegetarian.

Lemon Garlic Kale Salad

Chopped kale with a lemon garlic parmesan dressing! This is the easiest kale salad ever.
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Servings: 2


For the dressing:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon basil minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 shallots minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

For the salad:

  • 1 bunch organic green kale stemmed
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 Tablespoon currants
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds


For the dressing:

  • Combine all ingredients except oil and whisk until well mixed. Slowly drizzle in oil while whisking to emulsify. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground pepper. Set aside.

For the salad:

  • In a food processor, process kale into small chopped pieces.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine kale, romaine, raisins, currants and almonds. Season to taste with salt and fresh black pepper. Incorporate dressing and toss. Garnish with shredded parmesan and serve immediately.
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