Sweet Kale Superfood Salad

A few weeks ago my good friend Mandy and I were in charge of making the food for our dear friend’s baby shower. Mandy agreed to bring half of the spread including the salad. She picked up one of Costco’s popular salad mixes and jazzed it up a bit (she added avocado and cherry tomatoes). I was totally smitten! I loved everything about it, especially the chunks of veggies and the toasted pumpkin seeds and cranberries. It was a unique blend of ingredients that all worked incredibly well together. I knew I had to recreate it at home.

Sweet Kale Superfood Salad

While I couldn’t find chicory root (I’m not even sure where to look for that), I was able to easily find everything else. Spring mix, spinach, kale broccoli, brussels sprouts, pumpkin seeds (I just roasted some raw ones in my oven for a few minutes) and cranberries are all key components to this superfood-packed salad. Since our little one gobbled up all of our avocado I decided I’d stay as true as possible to the “original’ one 🙂

Sweet Kale Superfood Salad

All that was left to do was come up with a dressing that tasted like the one packed with the mix. It was slightly sweet, creamy and flecked with lots of little poppy seeds. I scoured the internet for inspiration and then went to work whisking up my own version. To keep things on the healthier side I used a combination of greek yogurt, mayo, olive oil and water. Apple cider vinegar and minced shallot made the dressing perfectly tangy while a few teaspoons of sugar balanced it all. And let’s not forget the poppy seeds… I love that bit of crunch!

Sweet Kale Superfood Salad

This salad has quickly become a favorite! You can’t go wrong with a plate packed full of veggies and drizzled with a healthy homemade dressing. With a salad as filling and delicious as this one, I’d say it’s time to rethink your lunch or jazz up that dinner salad! Go forth and get your superfood salad on!

Sweet Kale Superfood Salad

Sweet Kale Superfood Salad Recipe

This superfood salad is packed full of greens and loaded with veggies. Topped with cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds and a homemade poppy seed dressing- it packs a powerful punch!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1 large salad
Calories: 953kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach or spring green mix - lighlty packed
  • 1 cup kale
  • 3 brussel sprouts - sliced
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 Tbsp baked pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 3 Tbsp dreid cranberries
Poppy Seed Dressing *
  • 1 Tbsp shallot - chopped
  • 3 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Add greens to a large dinner plate or salad bowl. Top with the brussels sprout slices, broccoli florets, baked pepitas and dried cranberries.
  • To make the dressing, combine all of the ingredients whisking vigorously until emulsified. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and serve immediately.

Notes

-The salad dressing makes 4 servings. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 953kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 1334mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 13063IU | Vitamin C: 188mg | Calcium: 467mg | Iron: 7mg

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Recipe source: dressing adapted from Pinch of Yum

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Natalie

Wife, mother, baker and photographer. Recipe developer & author of Life Made Simple. A self-professed peanut butter lover and fond of anything that involves pumpkin, cookie dough, or sprinkles

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Comments:

  1. This salad is perfect for fall in soo many ways! I love the combination of brussel sprouts with dried cranberries.

  2. do you know what the nutritional value for this salad is? I love the lemon poppy recipe and would like to incorporate daily as my salad dressing.

  3. We just did the same thing, tried the Costco version and wanted to make it at home! Thanks! Great minds think a like. Can’t wait to try your version.

  4. I make enough ahead to store for a week but I use spinach and add spring mix as I prepare for the table. Also add shredded cabbage. A handful in scrambled eggs is great too. I put it in the hot skillet first, stir fry it just a min and add the eggs. Hubby and I both enjoy it.