Bowl of Strawberry Kale Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

Kale Strawberry Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

  • Author: Carla
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x


Say hello to summer with this kale and strawberry salad. It’s the perfect blend of color and texture paired with a simple lemon basil vinaigrette.


Salad Ingredients:

  • 1/4 C. Pecans (toasted)
  • 6 C. Green Curly Kale (chiffonade)
  • 1/2 C. – 1 C. Fresh Strawberries (sliced)
  • 1/3 C. Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 C. Fresh Parmesan Cheese (shaved or shredded)
  • 2 T. Fresh Basil (chiffonade)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ½ C. Olive Oil
  • 3 T. White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 T. Dijon
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1 t. Honey
  • 1 T. Fresh Basil (chopped)
  • 1 t. Lemon Zest
  • Salt & Pepper


For the Salad:

  1. Toss all salad ingredients together.
  2. Add dressing and toss until greens are well coated.
  3. Top with extra shaved parmesan and cracked pepper.

For the Dressing:

  1. Add all dressing ingredients to a high speed blender except olive oil. Blend until well combined.
  2. Slowly drizzle olive oil into blender and continue blending on low until emulsified (fancy word for combining oil into a second liquid using force i.e the blender)


  • Add grilled chicken to this recipe to make it a meal.
  • You can swap out the kale with romaine.