Strawberry Kale Salad with Nutty Granola Croutons Recipe

Strawberry Kale Salad with Nutty Granola Croutons Recipe

How To Make Strawberry Kale Salad with Nutty Granola Croutons

Add a healthier twist to your strawberry kale salad by adding nutty granola croutons for a flavorful breakfast with a crunchy and delectable taste.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 8ozTuscan kale
  • ½ ozstrawberries
  • 5radishes
  • 2 ⅓ ozgoat cheese chilled
  • 3Tbspolive oil
  • 2Tbsplemon juice
  • 1Tbspsmooth Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tsphoney
  • sea salt
  • pepperfreshly ground , to taste
  • 1cupold-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup pistachios raw shelled or walnuts or pecans
  • ½ cup whole almonds
  • ½ cup sunflower seedsraw
  • ¼ cup sesame seedsraw
  • 1Tbspfennel seeds
  • ½ tspsea saltfine-grain
  • ¼ tspcayenne pepper
  • 1large egg white
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1Tbsphoney or agave nectar


To make the granola:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, toss the oats, pistachios, almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, fennel seeds, salt, and cayenne pepper.

  2. Stir in the beaten egg white, oil, and honey or agave nectar until well blended. Transfer mixture to a rimmed baking sheet and bake, stirring halfway, until golden, about 16 to 19 minutes. Let the granola cool on the baking sheet.

To make the dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, and honey until emulsified. Season with a dash of sea salt and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper.

To prepare the kale:

  1. Use a chef’s knife to remove the tough ribs from the kale, then discard the ribs. Chop the kale leaves into small, bite-sized pieces.

  2. Transfer the chopped kale to a big salad bowl. Sprinkle a small pinch of sea salt over the kale and massage the leaves with your hands by lightly scrunching big handfuls at a time, until the leaves are darker in color and fragrant.

To assemble the salad:

  1. Drizzle in the salad dressing and toss well, until all of the kale is lightly coated in dressing. Add the sliced strawberries and chopped radishes, then use a fork to crumble the goat cheese over the salad.

  2. Toss again, then sprinkle with a couple of handfuls of granola. For best flavor, let the salad rest for 15 minutes before serving.


  • Calories: 4863.25kcal
  • Fat: 457.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 60.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 277.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 101.40g
  • Carbohydrates: 143.31g
  • Fiber: 58.15g
  • Sugar: 31.11g
  • Protein: 102.80g
  • Cholesterol: 13.04mg
  • Sodium: 2019.59mg
  • Calcium: 2135.29mg
  • Potassium: 3847.02mg
  • Iron: 38.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 431.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 99.16mg
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