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Chopped Kale Salad

When I was in California a few weeks ago, my grandma pulled a salad kit out of the refrigerator and put it together.  It was a chopped salad with kale and romaine blend.  For a bagged salad mix, that was pretty dang tasty.

However, I do not know how to leave well enough alone, so I decided to just make my own version.  At first I was going to buy a dressing then I realized I could just make my own.  Making my own means I can control what is in by way of fat and preservatives.

The bag of salad my grandma used looked pretty equal in romaine and kale.  I did purchase both romaine and kale but in the end, I opted to use the entire head of kale and only a fourth of the romaine head.  Two full heads would have made too much.  If you want a nice blend, use half a head/bunch of each. Any way you make it, it’s bound to be delicious. The thing I like most about kale is how crisp it stays even after dressed or even boiled in a soup. Plus it’s some fancy super-food.

Chopped Kale Salad ~ The Complete Savorist

Chopped Kale Salad

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 1 head bunch kale; chopped
  • 1/4 head romaine; chopped
  • 1/2 lb . cooked bacon; chopped
  • 8 green onions; diced
  • 11/2 cups purple cabbage; diced
  • 11/2 cup blue cheese dressing +/-

Instructions

  1. Toss all vegetables together then coat them with the dressing to the desired creaminess.
  2. Chill until ready to serve.

Chopped Kale Salad ~ The Complete Savorist

 Chopped Kale Salad ~ The Complete Savorist

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Ritu Ahuja
    July 2, 2014 at 7:16 am

    It looks delicious. 🙂

  • Reply
    Michelle
    July 3, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you Ritu I was really good!

  • Reply
    Susan
    August 23, 2014 at 7:34 am

    What kind of dressing would you recommend if blue cheese isn’t a favorite?

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 25, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      Susan, if you don’t like blue cheese, a simply ranch would do. You could amp up that ranch with a bit of bbq sauce a well.

  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    March 27, 2015 at 10:59 am

    5 stars
    What a gorgeous, vibrant salad! So many great flavors, and BACON!

  • Reply
    Valerie
    March 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    I love Kale salad! This looks awesome, I’m going to add some sunflower seeds or cashews and cranberries.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 27, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      I’m so happy you are fan too, I love kale salads of all kinds. Your additions sound wonderful. I have another Kale sale (Winter Salad) with cranberries and pecans.

  • Reply
    Sarah
    August 5, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Bacon and bleu cheese in a salad – it’s like you made it just for me XD

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 5, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Yep, for you, enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    August 5, 2015 at 5:11 am

    I am all about the kale salads! Total summer essential!

  • Reply
    Alisa Fleming
    August 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

    This looks lovely Michelle! And bacon is probably the one way I could get my husband to eat kale 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 5, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Bacon, the one way to get husbands and children eat veggies with ease.

  • Reply
    Debra @ Bowl Me over
    August 5, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Mmmm….your salad looks delish! Loving all of those bright beautiful colors, makes me hungry just looking at it, pinned!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 5, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you Debra, it will fit nicely in a bowl. 😉

  • Reply
    Julia
    August 5, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I have a big bag of kale in my fridge just waiting to be used. I need to try this recipe. I love that everything is chopped up. This is definitely a healthy salad that I need to make soon.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 5, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you Julia, hope you all enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Florian @ContentednessCooking
    August 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    This looks fantastic, perfect summer salad!

  • Reply
    Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily
    August 5, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    You nailed it with this kale salad recipe!!! Pinning to put in my lunch box over and over!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      That’s great to hear, I hope you enjoy it. Plus it’s really easy to add thing to.

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