Recipe For Kale Salad

Ultimate Guide to Making the Perfect Kale Salad

This easy kale salad with fresh vegies and a super simple homemade maple vinaigrette, makes it perfect as a healthy side dish!
I’m talking full of fresh ingredients with lots of flavour and crunch, this is definitely one of my very favourite kale salad recipes!

Our warm kale salad is really just a combination of sauté greens and a few of my favourite salad toppings!
The great thing about cooking kale this way is that the leaves become soft and tender.
The vinaigrette blends well with kale and ending it with bacon and parmesan makes it even better!

I love this salad served warm, but you can also eat it cold.
Even if you eat it straight from the fridge, you’ll still get to enjoy soft, tender greens.

Kale is a type of vegetable that is packed with nutrients that supports healthy hair, skin, and bones.
Like any other leafy greens, kale is rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, vitamin K, calcium and magnesium.
And to top it off, Kale is one of the two most nutritious greens you can eat while on keto, along with spinach.

Recipe For Kale Salad

Recipe For Kale Salad

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This recipe for kale salad creates the perfect blend of nutrition and flavour.
The salad features wilted kale, shallots/spring onions seasoned with maple vinaigrette, black pepper, then topped with bacon bits and shaved parmesan cheese.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Easy and Healthy Salad Recipes for Every Occasion
Cuisine New Zealand,Australia
Calories 357 kcal


  • 50 g Bacon chopped
  • 2 cups Kale
  • 1 Tbsp shaved Parmesan Cheese
  • 10 g Shallots/Spring Onion minced

Kale Salad Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar-free Maple Syrup
  • ½ tsp Black Peppercorns


  • Devein and wash the Kale.
  • Crisp bacon in a pan. Set aside, leaving the drippings in the pan.
  • In the same pan, add shallots and black peppercorns. Stir until shallots are translucent.
  • Stir in mustard, maple syrup, and red wine vinegar.
  • Take the pan off the heat and toss in the kale.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and top with bacon bits and shaved parmesan cheese.



What To Serve With Kale Salad

  1. Potato Salad:

    Potato salad is a classic option, and it’s one that’s easy to prepare in advance.
    You can also add your favourite vegetables here, like green beans, tomatoes, cucumber, and carrots.
  2. Crunchy BLT Sandwich:

    BLT is a classic, and its name comes from the main ingredients – bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes.
    So build your BLT sandwich and serve on a plate alongside your salad.
    The lettuce and bacon add a bit of crunchiness alongside the kale salad, while the soft and refreshing tomatoes keep the meal light.
  3. Pasta Salad:

    A creamy pasta salad is a great option for what to serve with warm kale salad.
    You can use whole wheat pasta or spiral pasta, and you can also vary the ingredients depending on your own personal preferences.
    You could also try adding Julienne cut cherry tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, dried cranberries, and black pepper to your plate.
  4. Macaroni Cheese:

    Macaroni cheese is a rich and creamy dish consisting of macaroni pasta mixed with a cheesy sauce makeing it a great pairing with this dish.
    Maybe add some Julienne cut cherry tomatoes, olives, feta cheese to your plate with a side of hot garlic bread.
  5. Cold Meat:

    Cold sliced roast beef, pork, chicken, meatloaf or ham are all great pairings for your salad.
    For example, sliced, cold roast beef and gravy.
    Serve on your plate with hot or cold boiled potato, or Steaming peas and corn with a side-plate of garlic bread.
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  1. 5 stars
    Fast, easy, and very customizable serving ideas. I topped mine with cold boiled potatoes, steamed peas and corn on the cob

  2. 5 stars
    Finally a kale salad I look forward to eating! That dressing is the BOMB. Thank you for making it easier to eat healthy!

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