Strawberry Walnut Kale Salad Recipe

When my daughter and I went to the strawberry field last week during check out they asked if we wanted any kale. Wanting to support the strawberry field we have been going to for 10+ years, I agreed. Well she filled a huge plastic bag with fresh cut Kale. Now what to do. I had my daughter search for recipes and found a yummy strawberry and Kale salad. We are growing Kale this spring and this salad is a great go to as well. Strawberry Kale Salad is a great go to recipe that is filled with yummy flavors and healthy ingredients.

This Strawberry walnut kale salad is an easy spring salad

Stawberry Kale Salad

The last time I made a kale salad they suggested dressing it a few hours before serving since kale can be tough. Not this one which I was a little skeptical about.

First take out the rib of the kale pieces with a knife and cut them into slivers.

This Strawberry walnut kale salad is an easy spring salad

Then the recipe suggests squeezing the kale until a strong aroma arises. OK easy enough.



Make your dressing of prepared ranch dressing and honey. EASY. The second time I made this recipe I used half ranch and half no fat greek yogurt.

This Strawberry walnut kale salad is an easy spring salad

Add your strawberries and roasted walnuts and top with the prepared dressing. (my daughter did this before I could take a photo) This Strawberry walnut kale salad is an easy spring salad

Serve and enjoy.

Three of the four people eating this took more than one serving. It was so rich this is all we ate for dinner that night. 

I have made plenty of strawberry and spinach salads but this might have taken over. 

I have plenty of kale left and will surely be making more of this strawberry and kale salads again. Maybe for dinner tonight.


Strawberry Walnut Kale Salad

Strawberry Walnut Kale Salad

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Strawberry Walnut Kale Salad is an amazing combination and comes together super quick


  • ½ cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup toasted, walnuts chopped
  • 1 bunch, about 6 cups kale stalks removed and discarded, leaves thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups strawberries sliced


  1. In a small bowl, combine Ranch dressing and honey. Stir to combine and set aside.
  2. In a dry skillet over medium heat on the stove top, toast walnuts, stirring occasionally until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add kale. Squeeze kale until leaves are soft and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add strawberries, salad dressing and toasted walnuts to kale. Toss and serve.
  4. Enjoy!


Adapted from Hidden Valley Website

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 5mgSodium 211mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 4gSugar 8gProtein 4g
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  1. Tammy it was a big surprise combo for us too. Have made it twice now.

  2. Nice – I have to try this squeezing the kale and I love the dressing – I want to make this salad!

  3. This is divine! I love kale with fruit, blueberries are good too.

  4. This is the perfect salad to make right now. I haven’t had strawberries with kale before, but would like to try it. It looks delicious.

  5. I have never had fruit in a green salad before. I am not sure if I would like it but this looks pretty good. might have to give it a try.

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