Crisp tender kale, sweet blueberries and tangy feta cheese make a delicious kale salad! You'll love how easy it is to make this healthy salad, perfect as a side dish or a light lunch!
Have you jumped on the kale salad bandwagon? We have here at the Sidewalk Shoes household. We have them every week! The crazy thing is I haven't been posting my kale salad recipes! What's up with that?!
Well, don't worry, I started taking notes and taking photos and I'll be sharing lots more kale salads with you in the future!
I love kale salads because I can make enough to have leftovers the next day for lunch. A regular salad becomes limp and unappetizing, but a kale salad is still yummy the next day!
How to Make a Kale Salad with Blueberries
Step 1 and 2 - Strip the leaves off the kale and place in a sink of water.
Tip for cleaning kale - I like to tear it into bite sized pieces at this point because it makes it easier to clean. Swish the pieces around in the water, being sure to get in all the little crevices.
Step 3 - Place kale in a salad spinner and spin dry (alternatively place in a colander and shake well.)
Step 4 - place kale leaves in a bowl, big enough that you can get in and massage the kale.
Step 5 - make a batch of Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette and pour half of it over the kale (or use your favorite dressing.)
How to Tenderize Kale - the secret to a good kale salad is a little massage. After you pour your dressing over the kale, get in there with you hands and gently squeeze and massage the kale. A couple of minutes is all it takes. You can feel the kale soften in your hands.
Step 6 - add the blueberries and feta cheese to the salad. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
Kale Salad with Blueberries And Feta Cheese
This healthy kale salad is so good! We have it several times a month, especially during blueberry season. Though, I have a stash of blueberries in the freezer, so we'll be having this year round.
The kale is tender with still a little chew, the berries are sweet and bursting with flavor, the feta cheese adds a lovely tang, and it's all pulled together with a homemade lemon vinaigrette!
Kale salads will keep about 3 days in the fridge if stored in an air tight container.
Besides being delicious, this salad is also incredibly healthy. According to Healthline, kale is one of the most nutrition-dense foods on the planet. You can read more about the 10 Health Benefits of Kale.
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Kale Salad with Blueberries and Feta Cheese
- 3 cups kale
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 recipe lemon vinaigrette
- Remove kale leaves from the stem and tear into bite sized pieces. Submerge in water and swish around until clean. Spin dry or use a colander to shake off the water.
- Add kale to a large bowl and pour over half of the lemon vinaigrette recipe. Massage gently with your hands for a couple of minutes or until the kale is as tender as you like it.
- Add the blueberries and the feta cheese and toss to combine. Taste and adjust the seasonings.