kale-saladIf you’re new to kale, or thinking about trying it, or trying to introduce it to your kids, here’s a super yummy yet easy cranberry kale salad you can make to introduce it gently. Just use the proportions given and make as large or as small a salad as you wish:

Cranberry Kale Salad

  • Half kale (stems and any large ribs/threads removed)
  • Half romaine lettuce
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Chopped avocado
  • Raisins or cranberries
  • Crumbled goat cheese or grated raw cheddar
  • Optional Protein Boost: add flaked salmon, or chopped egg, or diced chicken

– Toss with desired amount of Balsamic Udo’s Salad dressing

Balsamic Udo’s Salad Dressing Recipe

  • 1/4 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Udo’s oil (or cold-pressed flax oil)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (or use Apple Cider Vingegar if you really like a pungent vinegar taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup (or pinch of stevia) – kids like it sweeter
  • Black pepper to taste

*Note: This dressing keeps well in the fridge for a long time (vinegar is a preservative) – store in a glass jam jar with an airtight lid.

Original post October 2014. Most recently updated August 2020.