Strawberry Spring Kale Salad

Strawberry Spring Kale Salad

Just recently, Trader Joe’s opened a location near my home, and having never been to one before, I had no idea what to expect. Trader Joe’s is a colorful and quirky atmosphere, full of unique products you would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. While we have only been less than a handful of times due to the large crowds that seem to accompany any new store, there is one particular buy we found that just can’t be beat. Trader Joe’s Organic Tuscan Kale is pre-cut, pre-washed, ready to eat and a total time saver. The only thing I can find wrong with it is that they don’t cut out the hard stems, but that’s not really a big deal considering how convenient it is for salads, smoothies, soups or whatever else you can think of.

Strawberry Spring Kale Salad

This Strawberry Spring Kale Salad has quickly become one of my favorites, and I think it is definitely one you’ll want to add into your weekly spring/summer meal rotation. The combination of fresh strawberries, blueberries, red onion, purple cabbage, shelled edamame and kale really compliment one another, providing you with an abundance of antioxidants and vitamins all in one dish.

Another added bonus is that it’s also pretty to look at, and I definitely consider that a plus when it comes to the food I eat 😉

5.0 from 2 reviews

Strawberry Spring Kale Salad
Recipe type: American
Cuisine: Salad
Prep time: 
Total time: 

Serves: 1-2

A vibrant spring salad, bursting with flavor and antioxidants
  • 2 cups organic kale; thinly chopped
  • 1 cup organic strawberries; halved
  • 1 cup organic blueberries
  • ½ cup shelled edamame
  • 1 cup purple cabbage; thinly sliced and chopped
  • Red onion; thinly sliced
  • ***Dressing:***
  • 1 garlic clove; minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • ¼ cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine prepared kale, cabbage, onion, edamame, strawberries and blueberries, mixing thoroughly.
  2. In a small mixing dish, whisk together dijon, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and honey until smooth. Add in garlic and olive oil and whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour desired amount of dressing over salad and mix to evenly coat.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.


8 comments on Strawberry Spring Kale Salad

  1. Amanda
    March 28, 2014 at 11:26 am (4 years ago)

    Ahh! I love this, I have been craving berries on my salad but I am not willing to give up kale yet!

    • Danielle
      March 28, 2014 at 12:03 pm (4 years ago)

      I have been in the same boat, Amanda. I promise this is the best of both worlds!

  2. Allyssa
    March 28, 2014 at 11:53 am (4 years ago)

    This looks amazing!

    • Danielle
      March 28, 2014 at 12:03 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Allyssa!

  3. Anetria
    March 30, 2014 at 10:17 am (4 years ago)

    Hi Danielle
    Would you have the reciepe for the dressing?

    • Danielle
      March 30, 2014 at 11:56 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Anetria! The recipe I used for the dressing is listed above, but here it is again:

      1 garlic clove; minced
      1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
      2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
      1 Tbsp. raw honey
      1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
      1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
      salt and pepper to taste

      A simple oil and vinaigrette would work great on this also :)

  4. Iesha
    May 27, 2014 at 9:42 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m so excited about this!! I’m gonna do it a little differently with purple kale, edamame, sweet onion, green onion, strawberries and a few pear slices. Do you think frozen blueberries could work?

    • Danielle
      May 31, 2014 at 8:59 am (4 years ago)

      Hi Lesha! Yum, you’ll have to let me know how your version turns out! Oh, and yes, you can totally use frozen blueberries :) Just thaw before using.


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