Kale Salad with Bacon-Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

January/February 2014

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Hot roasted potatoes in this healthy kale salad recipe wilt the kale just enough to make it tender. Bacon and blue cheese layer on smoky, salty flavors to stand up to the flavor of the kale. Go for a strong blue cheese—we enjoy the tanginess of Maytag. Serve this salad with steak or chicken.

Kale Salad with Bacon-Blue Cheese Vinaigrette  Recipe

8 Reviews for Kale Salad with Bacon-Blue Cheese Vinaigrette


This may be the best kale recipe that I have tasted! I used all the ingredients listed, but increased the amount of kale and dressing and added some grilled small tomatoes. With a squash soup, it made a wonderful summer supper.

Fantastic and flexible

My husband and teenagers love this as much as I do. I've made it like the recipe except with feta cheese instead of blue and omitted the bacon (although it would be good, I don't eat much meat). I've used lacinto kale and that works perfectly.

Easy to make and delicious!
Even works for vegetarians!

My husband and I love this salad, even without the bacon! I've tried it with both kale and spinach and I prefer spinach since it isn't quite as crunchy as the kale, even after putting warm potatoes on it. I also like it with some sun dried tomatoes for a strong taste in place of the bacon.

healthy, easy
Delicious entree salad

I absolutely loved this salad. Got the hubby to eat kale - which is always a plus! I am not the biggest fan of blue cheese, so we used goat cheese. I also only had about 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar and definitely felt like that was enough. We only had dried cherries, so we used this instead and they were a pleasant sweet kick in this salad. Trader Joe's turkey bacon instead of real bacon helped lower the calories a bit as well. Definitely will be a repeat dinner!

Quick, filling, and so flavorful
Wicked Good Kale Recipe, Kid

Great recipe! I tried following the recipe to a "t" but unfortunately did not have enough kale (I was down a cup or so) or bacon. I found that the warm potatoes helped "soften" the kale from its original crunchy, curly state. The dressing was super delicious and easy to whisk together. I swapped out bacon for pancetta only because pancetta is what I had on hand. Everyone who ate it thought it was delicious. Huge plus to have a new way to dress up kale as we eat it with almost every meal.

flavors are great, bacon is always a winner, kale is my hero

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