Healthy Chopped Greek Kale Salad packed with kale, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, olives, feta, and dressed with a lemon olive oil dressing you’ll want to put on every salad!
One of my favorite salad bases is officially kale. It adds so much texture and flavor and don’t get me started on how nutritious it is! I’ve used it to make kale chips and love adding it to my green smoothies.
Today we’re going to take Greek salad to the next level with the addition of kale. It’s going to add so much texture and nutritional benefits to the salad. The best thing about adding kale to salads is that it doesn’t get soft and soggy in the fridge like Romain lettuce. It will stay crispy in the fridge for up to 2 days.
What you Will Need to Make Greek Salad
To make this salad you will need a few basic Greek-inspired ingredients. Here’s what you will need:
- cherry or grape tomatoes
- red onion
- feta cheese
How to Make Lemon Olive Oil Dressing
To go with this delicious salad, I made my favorite lemon olive oil dressing. It’s completely healthy and elevates this salad. To make this healthy light dressing you will need:
- extra virgin olive oil
- fresh lemon juice
- dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Greek Kale Salad
Making this salad is very easy, just chop up everything and toss it all together with your lemon olive oil dressing which is just a combination of 2 part olive and 1 part fresh lemon juice (you can also use vinegar or lime juice). You can also add chickpeas, olives, or bell peppers to the mix.
I suggest marinating the salad in the dressing and letting it soak for at least 30 minutes, this will allow the kale to soften slightly and lessen some of its bitterness.
Greek Kale Salad with lemon Olive Oil Dressing
- 1 large bunch about 10 ounces or 3-4 cups kale leaves finely chopped
- 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes halved
- 1 cucumber seeded and diced
- 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
LEMON DRESSING INGREDIENTS
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
To make the dressing:
- In a small to medium mixing bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Whisk until combined.
To make the salad:
- Combine all the chopped ingredients in a large bowl, pour dressing over salad and mix. Sprinkle with extra feta cheese before serving.
- Prepared and dressed salad can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours.
Loved this. Just added chickpeas and extra garlic!
Yum, that sounds like a delicious addition!
Mrs. Parks says
Make this salad tonight, so fri’gn good! Thanks for sharing 🥗
I loved the salad! The only things I will change next time is to add black olives to the salad and more garlic in the dressing. A little extra feta cheese never hurts.
Awesome easy Salad… The dressing adds the yummy flavour… Thanks…
Very yummy…. Healthy ofcourse… Thanks for the delicious recipe
Tee Williams says
I made this salad for a small social gathering and it was a hit! Everyone loved it and it was fast and easy to prepare!
Pam Frasca says
Adding Artichoke Hearts!
Love the dressing and mix of kale and red onion. I made my own vegan version adding roasted sweet potatoes with cardamom, and toasted pine nuts.
I love this salad! I used to hate kale, but this salad has changed that. It’s one of my favorites. Do you have the nutritional info available?
Easy and delicious!
Zakia Moore says
We are fasting and I made this salad for dinner recently. It was so refreshing, tasty and delicious. My husband and I loved it.
Awesome salad!!!! the dressing is so so good…i even used it to roast sweet potatoes, garbanzos and onions then added these to the salad and it was amazing!!
Great idea! So happy you enjoyed it <3
STAVROS kleros says
Cooked kale salad is good as well
I added black olives which made it even better
LExi Zgud says
Yum! I made this today and added a green bell pepper. I massaged my kale with the dressing while I prepped the rest of the veggies. So yummy!
Scena whitney says
Love this salad!
I am now making this salad for the third time. We love iT!
Easy to make and very flavorful! We had lots of garden kale and cherry tomatoes to use so this was a great treat. We’ll be making this again (and again…. 🙂
I could not get enough salad in my mouth…it was that good!!!
I made this salad tonight and it was so delicious!! I used the light olive oil for a lighter taste and ended up adding some extra lemon juice to the dressing. Thank you for this yummy recipe!
I’m glad you enjoyed it, Tabitha!