Sweet juicy fruit layered over gently massaged kale, dressed with poppy-seed dressing, this Fruity Kale Salad is loaded with flavor and nutritious goodness.
I have a salad for you today. Yes I’m sharing another salad because I’ve been obsessed with salads this summer, they are so quick and easy to throw together. Salads are the “real” fast food.
To be completely honest when I go grocery shopping I can't stop myself from loading up my cart with the beautiful produce. My daughter is always fussing about not having a place in the fridge for everything. So I helped her out and made this magnificent Fruity Kale Salad.
In this salad I used kale because that’s what I had and it happens to be one of my favorites, but you can use whatever green happens to be your favorite. Since I had an abundance of fruit I decided to throw it on a bed of kale instead of making a smoothie like I normally do, just wasn't in a smoothie state of mind.
This salad has over 7 grams of protein, yes there is protein in fruits and veggies, and it will fill and nourish you. But if you want more protein simply add a protein rich grain like quinoa or wheat berries, you can also add a sprinkling of chia seeds. The Vegan Poppy-Seed Dressing I shared a few weeks ago is perfect on this salad or you can drizzle with agave nectar or honey.
Fruity Kale Salad
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 4 salads 1x
- 1 bunch kale
- Juice of one lemon
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 fresh pineapple, chopped
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 2 sliced peaches
- ½ of a watermelon sliced
- ⅓ cup sliced almonds
- Vegan Poppy-Seed Dressing
- Wash and chop the kale, place in a large bowl. Sprinkle on the lemon juice and sea salt, gently massage the kale between your fingers.
- Place kale onto plates or bowls. Arrange the fruit over the kale, sprinkle on the almonds and dressing.
- Serve and enjoy.
If you prefer you can replace the kale with your favorite green. For some protein add a protein rich grain like quinoa or wheat berries or a sprinkling of chia seeds.
- Serving Size: 1 salad
- Calories: 310
- Sugar: 43.8
- Sodium: 314.2
- Fat: 5.4
- Saturated Fat: 0.4
- Carbohydrates: 66.8
- Fiber: 14.3
- Protein: 7.5
- Cholesterol: 0
If you make this recipe or a version of it, take a picture and share with me on Instagram, tag it #thewholeserving or leave a comment below. I’d love to see or hear about your version of this Fruity Kale Salad.
Love from Munchkin TIme says
Wow this salad looks amazingly delicious, thank you so much for sharing! Pinning it away:)
Thanks, and enjoy!
I'm glad you like it. Enjoy!
Mardene Carr says
What a beauty! I love the array of colors...I could eat this everyday!
You know what Mardene, I ate this salad for a week and now I have one once a week.
David @ Spiced says
Laura and I were just talking about how we should make a salad with some summer fruit...and then I pop over and see this recipe. Looks amazing, Celeste! And I'm like you...I just can't resist all of the delicious (and inexpensive!) summer produce right now. 🙂
Charlene Asay says
This looks amazing. I don't want summer to go away and all this fresh fruit. I would like to invite you to link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party . Sunday-Wednesday .Check us out http://ow.ly/lUD7302LMjq
Thanks Charlene, I'll be sure to link up, I'll have to put it on my timer that reminds me to stop and link.
Melissa Ruddy says
I love how vibrant and colorful this salad looks. I also seems like a multi vitamin in a bowl. Interested in trying it with a spinach/ kale combo. Thanks for sharing
You are going to love this salad, I can't get enough of it. I want to enjoy as much as I can before the summer is over.
Helen Fern says
I never thought of fruit with kale! Sounds good Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up - and don't forget to leave a comment at the party! If you post gets featured, a comment gets it pinned and tweeted too!
Hmm...looks interesting and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday - I can't wait to see what you create next week!
Thanks Amanda, I'm glad you like the salad, you must try it soon.
Jennifer A Stewart says
This is an awesome salad. I have never massaged my kale, I usually just shove it in my mouth so I will have to start that practice right away. Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays! See you next week!
You're so funny. I massage to make it softer and not so hard. Thanks for stopping by. I hope your weekend has been a fun one, have a great new week.
Cristina at Ava's Alphabet says
Yum! This salad looks mouth-watering good! I have recently discovered kale and am really loving it. Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. Hope you are having a great week!
This looks like such a refreshing summer time salad. Not only does it make a beautiful presentation, the combination of flavors sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinning.
Thanks Beverly, I love this salad, it satisfies my sweet tooth when I'm craving something sweet but not sugar sweet. It's delicious.
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
I've never heard of kale served like this. A massage, eh? I absolutely love fruit on a salad and I know that kale is really good for me, I have to try it. I think I have a hang up because of working in the food industry for so long, kale was always used as a garnish for the plate, never in the food. LOL I guess we're getting a lot smarter about food, think about all that kale that people never ate!
You can add spinach to the kale if you like to make it more appealing to everyone.
Deborah Davis says
Hi Celeste, I love the mingling of flavors in this light, healthy and refreshing fruit and veggie salad! We're so glad you shared this healthy and delicious Fruity Kale Salad recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm Pinning and sharing!
The sweetness of the fruit combined with the heartiness of the kale is absolutely wonderful.
This really looks too good to eat. All that fruit, makes me want to eat it.