Simple Kale Salad Recipe

Cut down on evening meal-prep time. Hearty kale stays crisp in this simple salad even if prepared ahead of time.

November/December 2015

  • Toss leftover veggies and spices into this simple, marinated kale salad.
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Marinated kale can be served alone, but this simple salad is also a great place for remaining odds and ends from the week.

Planning Note: Unlike most salad greens, marinated kale is hearty enough to stay crisp for a few days.

Simple Kale Salad Recipe


• 1 bunch Lacinato kale, chopped (prepped Saturday)
Caesar dressing or raspberry vinaigrette, to taste
• Optional toppings: leftover croutons, almonds, Parmesan


1. Mix kale with dressing thoroughly. Allow to marinate for at least an hour, and up to a couple of days.

2. Serve with optional toppings.

Find more recipes and tips for successful meal planning in Cook Once, Eat All Week.