Recipes for Your Family from Genesis | Recipe: Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

Kale salad in white bowl with lemons on the side

Bright and fresh, you will love kale

If you have never prepared kale, you will see the direction say to massage the dressing into the kale. Sounds strange right? But do it anyway, it will make a huge difference. The leaves transform from tough to tender as the cellulose structure breaks down, it will even change to a deeper, darker green.


Makes 10 servings

5 bunches black Tuscan kale
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
¾ cup dried blueberries
½ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup honey
1½ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt


Lemon Vinaigrette recipe (yields 2 cups)

½ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup honey
1½ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in blender and blend for 1 minute.

Kale Salad recipe

Clean stem off kale and chop in to ½ in strips.

Toss cleaned and chopped kale with ½ cup of lemon vinaigrette. Lightly massage the dressing into the kale. This should be done at least 8 hours before you serve kale; overnight is preferred.

Right before serving, place kale, red pepper flakes, dried blueberries and ½ cup of the lemon vinaigrette into a mixing bowl. Toss all together; add more vinaigrette if desired. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Download the recipe

Love the recipe? Download the Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe (PDF).

Schedule Your Consultation

Ready to make changes for better health? Schedule your nutrition consultation today. Call 740-454-4568.

All Genesis Locations

Related Services

  • Adolescent Substance Abuse

    Genesis Recovery Center developed a program for adolescents 13 to 18 years of age who are experiencing alcohol or drug use problems.

  • Adult Substance Abuse

    Adult Substance Abuse Treatment provides counseling, treatment, group therapy, education, family support, & ongoing evaluation of goal accomplishment.

  • Amputee & Prosthetics Training

    Losing a limb is life changing, but Genesis Amputee & Prosthetics training helps you get back into life with a prosthetic limb.

  • Behavioral Health

    The Genesis behavioral health program includes a full-range of mental health and substance abuse treatment.