Easy Blueberry Kale Salad


Eggless Fourth of July Gluten Free Gut Healthy High Altitude Lunch & Dinner Salads Spring Summer Vegan | Published July 7, 2023 by Mimi Council

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This Easy Kale Blueberry Salad is a vibrant summer salad that brings together the sweetness of juicy dried blueberries and the earthy goodness of kale. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, this salad is a powerhouse of health benefits. The simplicity of the recipe makes it a breeze to prepare, making it perfect for a quick and satisfying light lunch or a vibrant side dish.

If you’re looking for more light salads, be sure to check out my Kale Apple Salad, Simple Green Salad, or my Easy Quinoa Salad.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Quick & Easy: You will love this Easy Kale Blueberry Salad because this salad comes together so quickly and it’s so delicious! This salad comes together quickly and easily so you can make this right before dinner. This simple summer salad is very easy to make and it makes an amazing side dish to any barbecue!

Healthy Ingredients: I use kale, green cabbage, grated carrot, red onion, dried blueberries, and pumpkin seeds. I make a very simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, yellow mustard powder, and I season this with Himalayan Pink Sea Salt and pepper.

Add Protein: If you want, you can also add in grilled chicken or steak to turn this simple summer salad into a light and delicious meal. This Easy Blueberry Kale Salad recipe is also vegan, so that’s an added bonus as this Vegan Kale Blueberry Salad can also be enjoyed all on its own.

Vegan Friendly: I love making a big bowl and eating it over a couple days. If you are vegan and enjoying this Vegan Blueberry Kale Salad, pair it with a big piece of crusty sourdough bread, grilled tofu, or tempeh!  

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Ingredients & Health Benefits

Kale: I love organic kale as it's a hearty green that's also a cruciferous vegetable that can aid in digestion.

Cabbage: You can use organic green or purple cabbage, totally up to you. This is also a cruciferous veggie that can promote gut health.

Carrots: You can use organic large carrots or babies. Carrots are a great source of vitamin A.

Red Onion: Organic red onions can help reduce inflammation. Red onions also have chromium, a substance that has the effect of reducing insulin levels in the blood. So, this can improve glucose levels and work to limit the amount of sugar absorbed into the body.

Dried Blueberries: I use organic dried blueberries for a little burst of sweetness. Dried blueberries do have all the glorious health benefits of fresh blueberries, such as antioxidants and can help aid in gut health.

Pumpkin Seeds: I use organic roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas). I love the Go Raw brand! Pumpkin seeds are rich in Magnesium and have healthy fat and fiber.

EVOO: Organic extra virgin olive oil is an anti-inflammatory oil that is great for dressing!

Balsamic Vinegar: I love organic balsamic vinegar for salad dressing. It brings a tang to dressings and vinegar is great for health.

Yellow Mustard Seed Powder: I love the combination of the sweet blueberries with the organic yellow mustard seed powder. This spice is also anti-inflammatory, contains antioxidants, and can help with digestion.

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a large bowl, add the kale, green cabbage, carrots, red onion, dried blueberries, pumpkin seeds, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard powder and mix together.

Step 2

Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

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FAQ's

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, this is a great salad to make and bring to a barbecue or serve at one you are hosting! You can make this salad a day in advance and store it in the fridge, covered. Think of this similar to coleslaw. You can make it a day in advance, but it is best when eaten right away.

How should I store this salad?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

What can I serve with this salad?

So many things! This would go great with my Grilled BBQ Chicken, Easy BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Loaded Turkey Burgers, Simple Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken, Garlic Lemon Sweet Potato Fries, and so much more! It’s an amazing side dish or add in protein to make it a meal.

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Easy Blueberry Kale Salad

Mimi Council
This Easy Blueberry Kale Salad is a delicious appetizer, side dish, or add in protein for a main meal. This salad is a powerhouse of health benefits!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Makes 6 servings
Calories 126 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the kale, green cabbage, carrots, red onion, dried blueberries, pumpkin seeds, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard powder and mix together.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.002gSodium: 55mgPotassium: 418mgFiber: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 10102IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 192mgIron: 2mg
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