Dinosaur Kale Salad

Dinosaur Kale Salad

A Delicious Easy Healthy Recipe for Kale Salad

If you are trying to eat more nutritious foods, kale is really hard to beat. It’s rich in antioxidant nutrients, anti-cancer nutrients and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Dinosaur kale, which is also known as Lacinto kale, isn’t as tough as curly kale so it it works well in raw salads, like this dinosaur kale salad.

The Skinny on Dinosaur Kale Salad

This raw dinosaur kale salad is crunchy, colorful and delicious. The whole family enjoyed it when I made it recently and I think yours will to. The dressing adds a flavorful punch that really perks up the vegetables and fruit.

It’s a great healthy alternative to coleslaw, colorful and brimming with Weight Watchers Power Foods.

According to my calculations each serving has 58 calories and *1 Weight Watchers Points Plus

Dinosaur Kale Salad
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Brimming with Weight Watchers Power Foods this Dinosaur Kale Salad is an easy healthy and deliciously nutritious way to eat the colors of the rainbow
Recipe type: Salad
  • 1 bunch dinosaur kale (lacinto kale), thick stems removed and leaves thinly sliced
  • 4 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 naval oranges or clementines, peeled and segmented
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cored seeded and thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a large bowl, combine the kale, cabbage, orange, onion, pepper, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, orange juice, vinegar and black pepper. Pour dressing over the kale mixture and toss well to coat everything. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to two days.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 cup): 58 calories, 1.2 g fat, 10.9 g carbs, 2.8 g fiber, 2.4 g protein and 1 WW PointsPlus

*PointsPlus® for dinosaur kale salad calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

If You Liked This Dinosaur Kale Salad Here are a Few More Raw Kale Salad Recipes for You…

  • Raw Kale Salad with Citrus and Pumpkin Seeds from Dani Spies
  • Raw Kale Salad with Pecorino and Lemon found at Kalyn’s Kitchen
  • Esalen Kale Salad found at Jane Spice Recipes
  • Sesame Kale Salad from Running with Tweezers
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    1. Janna says

      Hi Martha, Thanks for the great recipe! I had just purchased 2 bunches of dinosaur kale at Whole Foods yesterday and was looking for a nice healthy salad recipe. Unfortunately I did not have orange juice or oranges so I used a cup of diced peaches instead, and I also didn’t have the red cabbage so I substituted 4 cups of shredded carrots. And it came out great! The dressing was simply amazing. Next time I’ll make sure to have all of the ingredients on hand and make it exactly as you had in your recipe. Love this and will definitely make again!!!

      P.S. You may have accidentally swapped out photos. The dinosaur kale picture above looks like some sort of salad green, but definitely not dinosaur kale which is a dark, dark green and looks a bit like, well… a dinasaur’s skin. :-)

    2. Elisa says

      I’m happy to have found your site! Check out Cookus Interruptus for a great “massaged” kale salad with apples and gorgonzola. Yum!

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