Copycat Chick-fil-A Kale Salad


This copycat Chick-fil-A kale salad has a sweet and tangy dressing coating tender kale and cabbage leaves that have been gently massaged. This salad can sit for an hour or two; just be sure to toss it before serving to redistribute the dressing.

Copycat Chick-fil-A Kale Salad
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 8 cups chopped stemmed kale (1 medium bunch)

  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tip)


  1. Place kale and cabbage in a large bowl. Whisk oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a measuring cup. Pour over the kale mixture. With clean hands, massage and crush the greens until the volume is reduced by a third. Stir in almonds before serving.


For the best flavor, toast nuts before using in a recipe. To toast sliced nuts, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
25g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Vitamin A 3199IU 64%
Vitamin C 50mg 56%
Vitamin E 6mg 40%
Folate 50mcg 13%
Vitamin K 226mcg 188%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 50mg 12%
Potassium 279mg 6%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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