11 Best Kale Salads

Kale Salad with Miso and Pistachios © Madeleine Hill
By F&W Editors Posted January 11, 2017

Kale is back.

Here, 11 perfect kale salads that even the most jaded greens connoisseur will agree are delicious.

1. Massaged Kale Salad

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Making this super-easy kale salad is a bit like doing a magic trick.

2. Kale-and-Avocado Salad

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In this surprisingly hearty salad, raw kale leaves are wilted with a pinch of salt.

3. Raw and Fried Tuscan Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

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The contrasting textures of raw and crisp make this flavorful salad supremely satisfying.

4. Kale Caesar Salad

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The steak house Caesar salad gets a makeover with fresh, hearty, healthy kale.

5. Kale Salad with Chicken

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Kale salads like this one are great with dressings that rely on cured fish like anchovies.

6. Broccoli Matchsticks and Kale Salad

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This is an incredible way to make use of sweet broccoli stems.

7. Kale Salad with Sesame Dressing

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You’ll want to make extra of this Asian–inspired sesame dressing, which is made with toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, peanut butter and rice wine vinegar.

8. Kale Salad with Miso and Pistachios

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Andrew Zimmern breaks from the standard kale salad by adding pistachios and sesame seeds for rich nuttiness and a bright, vinegary miso dressing.

9. Lemony Barley Salad with Kale Pesto

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Kale does double-duty here: Some of the leaves are pureed with lemon juice and olive oil for a phenomenal pesto, and some of them are torn into pieces that are stirred into the cooked barley at the end.

10. Chopped Kale Salad with Prosciutto and Figs

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Giada De Laurentiis tops her colorful chopped salad of greens, figs and prosciutto with shavings of Gorgonzola.

11. Farro-and-Kale Salad with Olives and Pine Nuts

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Chewy farro and raw kale make for a deliciously healthy salad.

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