This strawberry kale salad is sweet summer perfection. Tough bitter kale is transformed into velvety tenderness with a simple trick, and will entice even the staunchest kale haters. Mint and blue cheese elevate this healthy salad into a restaurant quality meal that you can make at home in just 20 minutes.
This recipe was originally published May 13, 2017. It was updated on June 18, 2019 with new photos, recipe modifications, and additional content.
If you think you don’t like kale, this is the recipe that might take you from “no freaking way” to “maybe we can be friends”. A quick and simple treatment transforms tough guy kale into a tamer, dare I say luxurious, version of it’s former self that even the staunchest kale haters can’t resist (and I count myself as a former member of that tribe!).
This strawberry kale salad is everything I want in a meal – a little bit of sweet, a little bit of salt, and quick enough to go from fridge to belly in under 30 minutes. It’s also super versatile, and a serious nutritional powerhouse. It’s packed with vitamins, fiber and protein, and the perfect summer meal for any day of the week.
Serve it as-is as a side salad next to just about anything, or toss with simple grilled chicken or seared salmon for a complete meal. …