Kale Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

Kale Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell.com, April 2017

The lightly sweet, creamy homemade poppy seed dressing takes this crunchy salad to the next level for a mouthwatering vegetable side dish or light lunch. Top with cooked chicken for a heartier meal.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped kale, any tough stems removed
  • 2 cups matchstick-cut peeled broccoli stems or broccoli slaw
  • 2 cups thinly sliced trimmed Brussels sprouts (8 ounces)
  • ½ cup sliced radicchio
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pepitas


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  1. Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, oil, poppy seeds, sugar (or honey), salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add kale, broccoli stems (or slaw), Brussels sprouts, radicchio, cranberries and pepitas; toss until well coated with the dressing.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 158 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 43 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 3 g added sugars; 2,136 IU vitamin A; 77 mg vitamin C; 61 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 181 mg sodium; 374 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (128% daily value), Vitamin A (43% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2½ fat, 1½ vegetable

Reviews 2

October 30, 2017
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By: Joshua Raphael
This is a cool, cerebral salad that has a hint of smoky sweetness. I used regular red cabbage instead of radicchio and added some matchstick-cut carrots.
April 20, 2017
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By: Lisa Valente
This is basically a homemade version of the mix they sell at Trader Joe's and Costco. While the bag mix is easy (dump and go) the dressing ingredients aren't as clean as this homemade yummy one! I love this salad!
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