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Whole30 Kale Salad Kit - Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, easy!

Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, EASY! A simple side that uses ingredients you can find at most grocery stores to create a copycat Whole30 version to a store kale salad kit. I love that this includes an easy dressing that is egg-free and doesn’t require an immersion blender. The sweetness of the dressing and raisins also helps get the kid buy-in. A perfect fast dinner side or to bring to any gathering!

The salad kits use dried cranberries, but compatible cranberries without sugar can be hard to find. So, I use raisins and prefer their sweeter flavor to balance this dish. If you want to use unsweetened cranberries, I find them at Trader Joe’s. For the apple in the dressing, anything sweet is great – fuji, red delicious, gala, etc. And make sure your oil is extra light tasting, or it
will give this salad a slight olive flavor. A great budget-friendly side (see cost per serving breakdown below!)

Whole30 Kale Salad Kit - Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, easy!

Whole30 Kale Salad Kit

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 5 cups packed (3 oz) shredded kale, stem cut off
  • 3 cups (7 oz) broccoli slaw
  • ½ cup compatible salted sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup+ dressing
  • pinch salt

Dressin

  • 5 pitted dates
  • 1 medium peeled apple
  • ¾ cup extra light tasting olive oil
  • ¼ cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon compatible Dijon mustard
  • pinch salt

Instructions
 

𝗧𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴:

  • Soak the dates in 1 cup hot water for 5 minutes. After 5minutes, discard the hot water and combine dates and all other ingredients in ablender or food processor. Blend on high speed for 1 minute until smooth.

𝗧𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗱:

  • In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. Just before serving, toss with dressing and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Add more dressing as desired, to taste.
  • You will have leftover dressing, store in fridge for up to two weeks (dressing will separate in the fridge - shake well to combine before using).

Notes

You can use unsweetened cranberries in this instead of raisins, I just find unsweetened raisins easier to find and like their sweetness in this recipe. 
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Can't find broccoli slaw? I usually find it in the bagged salad section of my grocery store. If you can't find it, you can also use 2 cups shredded broccoli stems, 1/2 cup shredded carrots and 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage.

12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is super easy & tasty! I kept all of my ingredients separate and they were good over a week. I had one mixed up in the fridge at work and didn’t get to eat it for four days and it still tasted perfect! A+ salad and easy to find ingredients at the grocery store!

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    • YES! So smart to keep the ingredients separate until ready to eat. Glad it was enjoyed and thank you!

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  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe several times! It makes a lot so I usually share some with family and friends! Everyone loves it!! Yum! And the best part is that it is good for you! Thank you!!

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    • Love a winning veggie recipe! Thank you!

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  3. 5 stars
    This was AMAZING… I actually said “I never knew kale could taste like dessert!” I’m not a big kale fan, but we are already planning to have this weekly if not daily. Thank you for creating my go-to kale recipe!

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    • YAY!! What an awesome quote – I love it! It’s so exciting to find veggie recipes we truly love and I’m thrilled this easy one is that for you. Thank you! 💛

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  4. 5 stars
    This one is on regular repeat since I first saw it. Soooo good! I add chicken to it for the perfect lunch!

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    • Hooray! I’m so glad you dove into and loved this one. Thank you!

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  5. I made this recipe today and it was delicious! Have you calculated the nutritional content of this salad? Thank you!

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    • I’m so happy this one was a tasty win! I don’t have the nutritional content calculated, but thank you for letting me know that would be helpful info to add to my recipes.

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  6. 5 stars
    This one recipe has me hooked! Next to Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice, this is my favorite dish/meal. After just a few days, I am a “Whole Food for 7” fan. Thank you so much!

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    • Aw, I love that you are a fan already! So happy this one was an easy veggie win, thank you!

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