Jun 13, 2022 Crunchy Kale Lemon Salad

kale salad with strawberries

This salad offers up of the super food Kale with all its’ bounty of phytonutrients, vitamins, and flavor. The addition of crushed croutons added just before serving provide a delicious crunch which is offset with the sweetness of the strawberries making this salad a special treat that is easy enough to make every day!


  • 4 cups kale cleaned and cut off stem and chopped
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries sliced or ½ cup craisins
  • fresh parmesan, 8 thinly sliced pieces
  • ½ cup croutons, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ tsp Dijon Mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • Make the dressing combining olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well with fork or small whisk
  • Place cleaned and chopped kale into a large bowl. Drizzle with a small amount of dressing and message with your hands until the kale is smooth and tender. (This step makes all the difference!)
  • Add strawberries and remaining dressing and lightly toss.
  • Place croutons in a bag or on wax paper and with a rolling pin or a heavy round bottle, roll over the croutons to crush.
  • Sprinkle croutons over dressed salad, then place parmesan slices on top.

Serving Information

4 servings

Nutrition Information

  • 150 calories
  • 10 gm gat
  • 9 gm carbs
  • 6 gm pro
  • vitamin A 135%
  • vitamin C 100% each serving