This strawberry kale salad works great as a starter to serve before your main entrée but you can also top it with lean protein and have it as a meal.
Perfectly ripe, freshly picked strawberries might just be my favorite summertime fruit. And store-bought berries simply don’t compare. I grew up picking fresh berries with my mom but don’t do it regularly as an adult for some reason! I see that changing now that Olivia is here. I can’t wait to take her with me even if she won’t quite remember.
A few years ago, I visited my cousin and her new baby, June in North Carolina and we went to the strawberry patch at Gillis Hill Farm. It was so fun to hunt for the best looking berries and taste test a few along the way. 😉 We went home with our bounty of berries and made this strawberry salad and strawberry lemon sangria. It was the best way to celebrate summer!
Strawberry Kale Salad Ingredients:
baby kale – kale is basically a superfood! It’s packed with nutrients like vitamins A, C and K and low in calories.
strawberries – besides tasting amazing, strawberries are packed with fiber and surprisingly a lot of water!
cucumber – you might be surprised to learn that cucumbers actually have a lot of important vitamins and minerals! Make sure to keep the peel on for maximum benefits.
fresh mint leaves – mint adds amazing flavor to this salad and can help with digestion.
This salad is amazingly flavorful, especially if you’re using fresh strawberries. The berries steal the show but you’ll also get a pop of flavor from the fresh mint, a chewy sweetness from the dried cranberries, a little salt from the feta and a nice crunch from the roasted sunflower seeds.
You may find that you don’t need much dressing at all, maybe just a drizzle of oil and balsamic vinegar. If you do want to make your own balsamic vinaigrette dressing, check out the dressing that I use on my detox salad. It’s what I used and it was delicious!
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