Summer salads are on our menu everyday. I love taking advantage of all the fresh fruits and vegetables this time of year. One of the ingredients we’ve been enjoying from our CSA this summer is kale. I enjoy kale, either in kale salad or in soup. Years ago I attended a dinner meeting where we all had to bring something for the meal. One of the other ladies brought this very simple kale salad. I thought it was delicious and so easy to make.

When looking for simple summer salads give this one a try. Using fresh kale from our CSA insures a delicious salad. If you don’t eat it all up don’t worry it will still be good the next day for lunch.

Summer Salads: Kale Salad


2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. sour cream
1 tsp. chili sauce
celery seeds to taste


Chop up a bunch of kale. If you want to blanch it quickly you can do that or just eat it raw. We’ve been eating it raw. Massage the kale briefly with your fingers. This helps improve the texture of the kale for your salad.

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Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

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The dressing will keep so if you don’t use it all up you can save it for another salad.

Chill in the refrigerator for a little while for the flavors to combine. The great thing about kale is it won’t wilt when dressed!

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Do you have a favorite salad? I enjoy the warm summer months; a perfect time to try out all those delicious salads that you don’t eat very often in the winter.

One comment on “Summer Salads: Kale Salad

Menaka Bharathi on August 20, 2019 6:12 am

Thats so easy and sounds tasty too. Thanks for sharing in Bloggers Pit Stop – Pit Stop Crew

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