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20 Creative kale salads

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Combine healthy with a burst of flavor

When it comes to healthful foods you put in your mouth, kale takes the cake — that is, if the cake is a superfood known for lowering your cholesterol and detoxifying your body's system. Many health experts recommend including kale as one of the vegetables you eat on a regular basis. Here are 20 kale salads that will help you do just that.
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Shredded kale salad with pecan Parmesan and cranberries

Shredded Kale Salad with Pecan Parmesan and Cranberries

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Delicious lemon garlic dressing coats each piece of kale in this salad, which is topped with a toasted pecan-Parmesan topping and dried sweetened cranberries.

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Kale salad with pecorino and walnuts

Kale Salad with Pecorino and Walnuts

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This kale salad features pecorino, which comes from a family of hard Italian cheeses made from ewe's milk.

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Chopped kale salad with edamame, carrot and avocado

Chopped Kale Salad with Edamame, Carrot and Avocado

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This chopped kale salad with edamame, carrot and avocado bursts with Asian flavors and color. It's also vegan and gluten free.

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Warm balsamic kale salad

Warm Balsamic Kale Salad

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Warm olive oil and balsamic-sautéed kale makes this kale salad a winner to taste buds.

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Kale Caesar salad

Kale Caesar Salad

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Caesar salad is a favorite for many, but have you ever tried it with kale? Dig in to this kale Caesar salad that is both healthier and tastier.

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Kale salad with quick-pickled watermelon radish

Kale Salad with Quick-Pickled Watermelon Radish

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This salad features thinly sliced watermelon radishes, giving it a pop of vibrant color and making a tasty duo when paired with kale.

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Miso kale salad with miso-roasted tofu

Miso Kale Salad with Miso Roasted Tofu

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If you're looking for a protein-packed meal that is meatless, try this tasty miso kale salad with miso-roasted tofu.

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Kale salad with Brussels sprouts and toasted almonds

Kale Salad with Brussels Sprouts and Toasted Almonds

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This salad is a 2-for-1, as it features two amazing vegetables in one salad, not to mention the heart-healthy almonds that give it an extra nutritional boost.

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Kale salad with tahini and lemon dressing

Kale Salad with Tahini and Lemon Dressing

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This kale salad with tahini and lemon dressing is perfect for the salad eater who likes a crunch. In addition to several veggies, this salad includes hemp seeds and walnuts.

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Shredded kale salad with tomatoes, olives and feta

Shredded Kale Salad with Tomatoes, Olives and Feta

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Olive lovers, take note of this salad. The combination of kalamata olives, feta, tomatoes and kale make this a must-have.

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Melt-in-your-mouth kale salad

Melt in Your Mouth Kale Salad

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The name of this salad says it all. Currants, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, pine nuts and raw Parmesan cheese make this salad amazing.

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Massaged kale salad

Massaged Kale Salad

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Who knew giving kale salad a special massage could make a difference in the taste? This massaged kale salad encourages you to take this critical step, which releases the bitterness from the kale, leaving you with a flavorful salad.

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Lemony kale salad

Lemony Kale Salad

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The trick to loving kale and offsetting its bitterness is to pair it with something creamy or lemony, and this lemony kale salad does just that.

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Baby kale salad with lemon, Parmesan and crispy roasted chickpeas

Baby Kale Salad with lemon, Parmesan and Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

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This version of a kale salad is made with tender baby kale, crispy roasted chickpeas and nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano. And don't forget the zingy lemon vinaigrette as the perfect topper,

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Quick kale salad

Quick Kale Salad

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Don't have much time? All you need for a healthy salad is some pre-packaged kale and sesame ginger dressing. Marinate the kale in the dressing overnight, and ta da!

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Blueberry pomegranate quinoa kale salad

Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad

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Treat yourself to blueberry pomegranate quinoa kale salad — a sweet take on a salad that boasts antioxidants.

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Kale salad with miso-mushroom omelet

Kale Salad with Miso-Mushroom Omelet

Photo credit: Steamy Kitchen

This salad is perfect as a meal. Perhaps the highlight, though, is the lemon-chili vinaigrette that can be used for any salad because of its sensational taste.

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Pomegranate kale salad with maple-glazed pecans

Pomegranate Kale Salad with Maple Glazed Pecans

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Combine massaged kale with crisp apples, pomegranate seeds, maple-glazed pecans and fresh Gouda for the perfect mouth-watering combination in this pomegranate kale salad with maple-glazed pecans.

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Kale salad with Brie croutons

Kale Salad with Brie Croutons

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Looking for a salad with a little kick? Try this kale salad with Brie croutons, roasted butternut squash, cumin-spiced pecans and a cranberry vinaigrette.

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Christmas kale salad

Christmas Kale Salad

Photo credit: Bay Area Bites

Looking for a special kale salad to serve over the holidays or during special occasions? Try this Christmas kale salad with pomegranate, tangerine and avocado.

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