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Baby Kale Greek Salad

This tasty Baby Kale Greek Salad has all the flavors that people love so much in Greek salad, plus baby kale! And this tasty Meatless Monday salad is low-carb, gluten-free and South Beach Diet friendly.

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Baby Kale Greek Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

Yes, the infatuation with Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Kales  is still going strong around here, and last week my local Fresh Market store had the baby kale mix on sale, so there’s been a lot of baby kale on the menu. Of course that’s perfectly fine with me since I love this baby kale, especially for salads.

Not only is the flavor milder, the baby kale mix such a nice combination of flavors and shapes.  I like the crunch that kale gives to this Baby Kale Greek Salad and I loved the way all these flavors worked together.

If you like kale and you’re looking for a Meatless Monday idea for tomorrow, I highly recommend you try Baby Kale Greek Salad right away! I used a moderate amount of Feta, so if you’re eating it for a whole meal salad you can eat half this without feeling any guilt.

Baby Kale Greek Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

You can eat baby kale just like it is from the package, but I like to pull off the stems and crisp it in cold water in the salad spinner.

Baby Kale Greek Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

Whisk together the vinaigrette, lemon juice, Greek oregano and black pepper to make the dressing.

Baby Kale Greek Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

I thought it was fun to cut the Greek olives and cherry tomatoes in slices, because it gave more pieces to get distributed in the salad.

Baby Kale Greek Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

I first tried this salad with little chunks of Feta, but I realized that the crumbled Feta gives more Feta flavor for a much smaller amount.

Baby Kale Greek Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

Toss the baby kale with the dressing, in a bowl big enough to hold all the salad ingredients.  (After making this a few times I decided the kale doesn’t really need much dressing, but you can use more if you prefer.)

Baby Kale Greek Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

Then add the sliced olives and cherry tomatoes and toss gently so they get coated with dressing.

Baby Kale Greek Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

Sprinkle the crumbled Feta over the salad and gently toss again, then serve.  This does not keep well in the fridge, so only make as much as you can eat at one meal.

Baby Kale Greek Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

More Tasty Salads with Kale:

Raw Kale Salad with Pecorino (or Parmesan) and Lemon from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Kale Salad with Currants, Pine Nuts, and Parmesan from Mountain Mama Cooks
Kale and Romaine Caesar Salad from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Baby Kale Greek Salad

This tasty Baby Kale Greek Salad has all the flavors that people love so much in Greek salad, plus baby kale!

Ingredients:

Ingredients

  •  5 oz. mixed baby kale or chopped kale leaves
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut into slices
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, cut into slices
  • 2 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 T vinaigrette dressing (Use purchased vinaigrette or your favorite homemade vinaigrette.)
  • 2 tsp. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. dried Greek oregano
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. You can eat the baby kale mix right out of the package, but for a prettier salad, I like to pull the stems off and then crisp the kale leaves in cold water in the salad spinner, then spin dry.  You can definitely skip that step if you’re short on time or don’t want to be so fussy.
  2. Whisk together the vinaigrette, lemon juice, dried Greek oregano, and black pepper to make the dressing.
  3. Cut the Greek olives and cherry tomatoes into slices and crumble the feta.
  4. Put the dried kale into a salad bowl big enough to hold all the ingredients.  Add the dressing and toss well, until all the kale is coated with dressing.  (I liked this best with only this small amount of dressing, but you can use more if you prefer.)
  5. Add the tomatoes and olives and toss again so they are coated with dressing.
  6. Then add the crumbled Feta and gently toss to distribute it in the salad and serve immediately.

Notes:

I used My Favorite Feta Cheese.

I used Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Kales.

This does not keep well in the refrigerator, so only make as much as you can eat at one meal.

Recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from Kale Greek Salad from We Are Not Martha.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Kale is a great low-glycemic ingredient for the South Beach Diet, and Baby Kale Greek Salad is also great for other low-carb eating plans. If you’re strictly watching carbs you might like a few less tomatoes.

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9 comments on “Baby Kale Greek Salad”

  1. Mimi, I hope you enjoy the salad. I can't really think of recipes where rosemary is used raw. For meatless recipes using it, I would suggest putting "rosemary" into the search box and then scroll through the recipes that come up. I know there are several good ones with butternut squash, and probably a lot more.

  2. This looks wonderful, and I will search for baby kale when I go into town tomorrow! I have a question (after reading your directions on how to freeze rosemary — wonderful web site, BTW). Can you suggest some meatless recipes that rosemary would be a good fit for? A friend snipped several branches off her huge rosemary plant, and I have frozen some — now don't know what to do with it, as I have only had it with poultry in the past. Also, Is rosemary only edible after being cooked, or is it ever used raw?

  3. I still haven't located any baby kale in my local supermarkets. Next step: ask the produce manager to order some. I could easily get addicted to this salad.

  4. Baby kale, I have to look out for that! I love baby greens, they are so much milder than their adult versions.

  5. Thanks for the positive reinforcement from my fellow kale addicts!

  6. Great for the summer days ahead! Thanks!

  7. I will have to keep an eye out for baby kale. By the way, I am very supportive of your addiction if it means that you'll be posting more recipes like this one!

  8. I love kale and Greek salads but have never thought of putting them together. Great idea!

  9. Our mutual baby kale addiction makes me endlessly happy! I take this over normal greek salad any day!

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