Easy Kale Blueberry Salad

Kale Blueberry Salad is a simple salad recipe made with fresh kale, blueberries, pecans, and (blueberry) goat cheese. You’ll be surprised how well kale, blueberry, and goat cheese go together!

Kale Blueberry Salad with goat cheese and pecans and red onion

How to Make Kale Blueberry Salad

This healthy and nutrient-dense kale blueberry salad is incredibly easy to make. After you wash and dry the kale, remove the stem. After that, tear the large kale leaves into bite sized pieces.

The most important step is to massage the kale with olive oil! The great thing about kale is that it maintains its natural crunch – even after you’ve treated it with oil.

Add lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt. Toss the kale salad base really well. When you’re done, add the fresh blueberries, chopped pecans, and goat cheese.

For this recipe I used the blueberry goat cheese log from Trader Joe’s but regular goat cheese will work just as well.

Kale massaged with a tablespoon of olive oil.

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Ingredients used in the Kale Blueberry Salad


Kale Blueberry Salad

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Kale has some health benefits, too:

I have a serious weakness for all things kale. A few years, seemingly out of nowhere, kale popped up. And all of a sudden it was on restaurant menus, smoothie stores, and has now become a staple in most supermarkets.

It’s not surprising since kale is one of the most nutrient-packed foods!

  • high in antioxidants
  • lots of fiber
  • very high in vitamin C (boost for our immune system)
  • lots of calcium (great for bone health)

But most importantly, when kale is prepared properly, it’s downright delicious!

Kale Blueberry Salad

Blueberry Kale Salad

Blueberry Kale Salad made with lacinato kale, blueberries, pecans and feta cheese. Simple and delicious!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: New American, Vegetarian
Keyword: gluten free salad recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Maike

Ingredients

  • 6 cups kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1/2 red onion optional
  • salt

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the kale with a paper towel (or us a salad spinner). Remove the stem. Tear the kale leaves into bite sized pieces and toss in a large bowl. 
  • Add olive oil and massage the kale (don't skip this step!). Next add the lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt. Toss well. 
  • Add fresh blueberries to the salad. Cut the goat cheese into bite sized pieces. Lightly crush the pecans and add them to the salad. Top the salad with red onion. 
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 207.1% | Vitamin C: 160.4% | Calcium: 21.1% | Iron: 14%
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Happy Cooking,

Maike

A bowl of Kale Blueberry Salad

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