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Easy Kale Strawberry Salad Recipe

Kale strawberry salad that’s a perfect barbeque side dish or served with dinner! Just a few ingredients for a healthy salad with a dash of fruit and homemade dressing.

kale strawberry salad

Ok so we have a love for kale…yes, even my kids. We visited a local farm recently, picked our own kale and strawberries, and had an amazingly easy kale strawberry salad that we just had to try and duplicate when we got home. Let us share this easy kale salad recipe with you! (affiliate links present)

Kale Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Doesn’t this look ahhhhhhmazing??!!! So like I said, we went strawberry picking and you can even pick veggies at a local Southern California farm called Tanaka Farms and just had to recreate the salad they served us.

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Kale juice and adding leaves into anything is so good for you. It does have a distinct and somewhat strong flavor though. Sweetening it up a bit with agave nectar is a great way to counteract that. If you’ve never had agave nectar you can use it in so many ways.

strawberry kale salad

You can use it instead of syrup on pancakes, mix it up as a vinaigrette for salads or use it as is like in this salad recipe or in a fruit salad! Add diced fresh strawberries and sunflower seeds…and BAM. Serve it with or without air fryer croutons and it’s a great side dish. You’ve got yourself a tasty, healthy, pretty, and inexpensive side dish!

Strawberry Kale Salad

It is always nice to have a tasty summer salad you can just throw together with a few ingredients when you’re going to a barbeque or over to someone’s house. Use a glass large bowl you can see thru to make it extra pretty and a jar for extra balsamic vinaigrette is nice to serve with it as well.

  • 1 bunch fresh kale or use half kale and half another lettuce if you prefer
  • 1/2 carton strawberries
  • 1 handful sunflower seeds

Kale Salad Dressing

  • 2/3 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Pinch of basil
  • 2 tbsp citrus juiced, orange or lemon juice

Some like crumbled goat cheese or blue cheese on the top too. Another great one to make and serve along side this is this TikTok cucumber salad! Adding some sliced or almond slivers are a nice touch too. Brings some crunch and added texture to the dish.


Kale Strawberry Almond Salad

There are many types of kale out there to choose from, some have a more intense flavor while baby kale is tamer.

  1. Curly kale is one of the most recognizable types, known for its ruffled leaves and vibrant green color. It has a slightly bitter and peppery flavor. Curly kale is often used in salads, smoothies, and as a garnish.
  2. Lacinato has dark blue-green, long, narrow, and textured leaves. It has a sweeter and less bitter flavor compared to curly kale. Lacinato kale is popular in soups, stews, and sautéed dishes.
  3. Red Russian has flat, fringed leaves with purple stems and veins. It has a mild and slightly sweet flavor, making it a versatile choice for salads and cooked dishes.
  4. Siberian has large, frilly leaves that are bluish-green in color. It’s a cold-hardy variety and has a more tender texture compared to some other kales. It’s often used in salads or as a cooked green.
  5. Chinese, also known as Chinese broccoli or Gai Lan, has long stems and dark green leaves. It has a mild, slightly bitter taste and is commonly used in Asian stir-fries and dishes.
  6. Baby is harvested at an early stage of growth when the leaves are tender and smaller. It has a milder flavor than mature kale and is often used in salads, sandwiches, or as a topping.
  7. Russian red has purplish-red stems and deep green, curly leaves. It has a mildly peppery taste and is often used in salads or sautéed dishes.
  8. White Russian is similar to Russian red kale in terms of taste and texture, but it has lighter green leaves and stems.
  9. Ornamental kale is grown for its colorful and decorative leaves. It is often used in ornamental landscaping and flower arrangements

This kale strawberry salad recipe is a great one to keep on hand! If you love kale too try our easy kale chip recipe here. My kids love these and our bacon pasta salad and shredded brussel sprout salad recipe too.

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Kale Strawberry Salad

Kale strawberry salad that’s a perfect barbeque side dish or served with dinner! Just a few ingredients for a healthy salad with a dash of fruit.
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword kale, potato salad, strawberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 244kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • 1 bunch kale or use half kale and half another lettuce if you prefer
  • 1/2 carton strawberries
  • 1 handful sunflower seeds

Kale Salad Dressing


  • Wash kale and cut middle stem off. Dice into small pieces (almost like cole slaw size). If you want to tame the strong flavor you can dice up half kale half butter lettuce and toss together.
  • Toss with dressing mixture. (you can use bottled vinaigrette too)
  • Use as little or as much as your taste buds prefer, massage into kale. Dice strawberries and add those as well as sunflower seeds into your bowl. Toss gently and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Kale Strawberry Salad
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Vitamin A 2165IU43%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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