Easy Kale Salad

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An easy kale salad that you can customize any way you like. I’ve started with basic ingredients that I like, but feel free to try other vegetables or dressings. The preparation time varies according to how long you marinate the kale. I specify Tuscan kale here because it isn’t as tough as regular kale and will soften just by marinating in the dressing for a short time.

Easy Kale Salad

A kale salad that is easy and very quick to prepare. This recipe is very much to taste, so be prepared to experiment with it.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Kale, Lunch, Salads, Sides


  • Tuscan kale, chopped Use as much as you need for the number of people you are serving. 
  • Greek feta salad dressing
  • Tomatoes, chopped, whatever variety you prefer
  • Roasted, unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • Hummus and pita Optional


  • Place chopped kale in a bowl. Add just enough salad dressing to moisten the kale, or more to taste. See Notes, below.
  • Let kale site for 5-10 minutes to soften. In the meantime, chop the tomatoes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes to kale and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Toss and serve.
  • Optional variation: Spread hummus on a plate. Add marinated kale, then tomatoes and pumpkin seeds. Serve with pita bread, naan thins, or pita chips. 


  • I use Greek feta dressing because it’s my favourite, but any vinaigrette would probably do. I wouldn’t advise a cream dressing here, but I haven’t tried it. If you try a cream dressing and it works, let me know in the comments.
  • The hummus idea came from a delicious Mediterranean salad I had at The Wilcox Gastropub in Mississauga. 

Kale Salad

Salad image from Creative Commons.

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