Strawberry Kale Salad

BY : PUBLISHED : May 10th, 2013 UPDATED: November 14th, 2021

The organic strawberries were on sale and the dino kale was looking delicious, as always, so I had to throw this together.  It cost me around $5 for two big servings.  Which, of course, I ate both of immediately.

I never was a real believer in massaging kale, but I did it this time and honestly, it made a huge difference.  So please everyone, massage your kale.  After chopping it up, just rub the leaves together until they soften and turn a darker green.  Plus it reduces some of the bitterness.  It was well worth the 60 seconds it took.  And speaking of chopping kale, I found an awesome video online showing the easiest way to do it.

Finally, the dressing I threw together works well, but feel free to make up your own.  Salad dressings are easier than you think to make, so have fun!

Strawberry massaged kale in a bowl.

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Strawberry Kale Salad

The organic strawberries were on sale and the dino kale was looking delicious, as always, so I had to throw this together.  Also massaging kale really helps the texture!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 126 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 8 stalks of Dino Kale, De-stemmed and Chopped (your average run-of-the-mill kale works too!)
  • 1 cup of Sliced Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of Crushed Almonds (slivers or slices work well too)
  • 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Lemon Juice (fresh, if possible)
  • 1 teaspoon of Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 pinch of Pepper
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 1 pinch of Oregano
  • 1 pinch of Sage
  • 1 pinch of Thyme


  • Chop and massage the kale, and add it to a big bowl with the almonds and strawberries.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients, add to the salad, and toss.


Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 195mgPotassium: 236mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 412IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
Keyword balsamic, engine2, forks over knives, fruit, kale, plant-based, salad, strawberries, strawberry, vegan, veganism, vegetarian, vegetarianism, vinaigrette
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