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Dinosaur Kale Salad

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What makes this kale salad our absolute favorite is 1) the fact that it’s all chopped up like confetti, making it easy to eat, and 2) the sweet and salty tastes that you get with every bite! We first ran into this recipe from the Food Babe, and it blew our minds! How could kale taste so incredible? You can literally sit and eat an entire head of kale, it’s just so good. We have made it several times and realized that it is very adaptable, making it easy to add your favorite sweet and salty ingredients. The original recipe has pine nuts and currants but we have used walnuts, pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, sprouted mung beans, shredded carrots and more, making it even more “confetti-like.” Don’t worry if you can’t find dinosaur kale, it works well with other kale varieties! It’s clear that grown ups love this recipe, and we have found that kids can easily learn to like this too!

Ingredients

Food
Amt
Units
Prep
Notes
1 head kale (Tuscan) (stems removed)
kale (Tuscan)
1
head
stems removed
½-1 lemon, squeezed
lemon
½-1
squeezed
1 tablespoon olive oil
olive oil
1
tablespoon
2 teaspoons honey
honey
2
teaspoons
¼ cup parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
¼
cup
⅓ cup currants (substitute raisins, dried cherries or cranberries)
currants
cup
substitute raisins, dried cherries or cranberries
⅓ cup pinenuts
pinenuts
cup
¾ cups pomegranate arils (see our video on how to open a pomegranate)
pomegranate arils
¾
cups
see our video on how to open a pomegranate

Method

Place kale leaves in small batches into food processor and pulse until entire head it chopped up. Place in a bowl. In a small separate bowl whisk lemon juice, olive oil and honey together until combined. Toss remaining ingredients with kale and then toss in dressing until combined. Grab your fork and chomp like a dinosaur!

Prep time
15 min
Cook time
0 minutes
Yields/Serves:
6 servings

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “This is the best kale salad I’ve ever eaten. Oh my word.!” —Kamala, a grown up.
😫😟😐😀😍 “Ok. I’ not a big fan of pinenuts and currants” —Zane, age 12
😫😟😐😀😍 “Ok, but I don’t really like Parmesan cheese.” —Asa, age 8
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum. Holy, moley this kale salad is ridiculously good.” —Carley, a grownup
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum. I could eat this whole bowl. No joke,” —Nora, a grown up.