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Chopped Kale Salad with cucumbers, mozzarella, avocado, tomatoes and more!  This is the perfect salad for Kale and kids! 

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Chopped Salad for Kids

Some kids can’t get enough salad and others run in the opposite direction.  Chopped salad is a great solution because you can mismatch ingredients as you please for your kiddo’s taste buds and when it’s all chopped up it’s easier for them to eat!  They can even eat it with a spoon! Feel free to add in nuts, chicken, swap out the cheese for different type or add spinach! This Chopped Kale Salad is made to be messed with!

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Dress (your Salad) for Success

This salad has a super simple lemon dressing.  I didn’t even mix it up in a separate bowl I just added each ingredient to the salad and tossed it well.  Taste as you go! If you’re serving this for your kids you’ll want to go easy on the garlic, but if you’re making it just for you up the ante. If you don’t have a lemon, don’t worry! You can leave it out and it will still be delicious! The avocados will start to break down a little bit and become part of the dressing, which is amazing! My only major dressing advice is to not over dress it!

Chopped Kale Salad

The Secret to Kale Salads

Have you ever had a kale salad at a restaurant and though “Wow, this is pretty good!” But then you go home and make a kale salad and it tastes rough, tough and not at all like the restaurant’s? Well it’s because the restaurants know how to treat their kale!  Kale needs a massage! That sounds crazy I know.  Prep your kale. Wash and remove the stalk and then chop.  Place in a bowl to massage it!  Just reach in, take a big handful and squeeze. keep doing this to all the kale until it’s darker in color and not as tough!  Tah-dah! You’re now a kale wizard!

How to make Chopped Kale Salad

Oooooh, check out those cute tomatoes!

Chopped Kale Salad

A perfect bite for your perfect kid. Enjoy our Chopped Kale Salad!

Chopped Kale Salad
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Chopped Kale Salad

Chopped Kale Salad with cucumbers, mozzarella, avocado, tomatoes and more!  This is the perfect salad for Kale and kids! 
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 1 cup
Calories: 194kcal



  • Chop all vegetables and cheese to desired size.
  • Add all veggies and cheese to a large bowl.
  • Add olive oil, fresh lemon juice and garlic powder (you can add any salt and pepper you may want now).  Toss salad and taste. Adjust as needed with more garlic powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Serve!


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 240mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g
Keyword : Chopped Kale Salad


If you can’t get enough chopped salad, try our Italian Chopped Salad!

Natalie Monson

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