The Best Ever Kale Salad
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The world's best kale salad! Crunchy, simple, and full of flavor! Finely diced fresh kale with toasted pine nuts, dried cranberries, and vegan parmesan shreds in a light lemon dressing.
Recipe type: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 bunches kale, chopped fine
  • 1 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ½-2/3 cup vegan parmesan, chopped
  • 1½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1½ Tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • healthy pinch red pepper flakes
  1. Dice the kale SUPER fine, not quite to the consistency of parsley in tabouli but pretty close. It's part of what makes this salad so don't skip this step!
  2. Toast the pine nuts in a skillet over medium low heat. Stir them constantly so they don't burn.
  3. Chop the cranberries fine, as well as the vegan parmesan.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with your hands, massaging the oil and lemon juice into the kale.
  5. Add salt to taste and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Give the salad a good stir and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 222 Fat: 13 g Carbohydrates: 24 g Fiber: 3.8 g Protein: 4.4 g
Recipe by Carrots and Flowers at