Kale Rainbow Salad

BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe!  This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look!  My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it’s great for a crowd!  This recipe is sponsored by Peapod.

Do you ever have a meal that you become obsessed with?   All of a sudden you don’t want a different meal every night, you want this one dish every single night until you get sick of it (which doesn’t seem because possible because you love it so much).  That’s how I feel about this Kale Rainbow Salad.  I LOVE IT!

BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

I’ve been living on this salad for lunch and dinner.   Even if Matthew talks me into making something else for dinner, I have a big side dish of this salad because I crave it so badly!  A few years ago I wasn’t even that into kale, and then we started growing it and my life was changed forever.   Move over lettuce and arugula, there’s a new best green for salads in town and it’s name is kale!
BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

This salad is healthy and only needs a few ingredients.  Besides kale, you’ll need cherry tomatoes and some beautiful sweet peppers which is going to give it that rainbow look.  Instead of using a commercial dressing we’re going to make our own with olive oil + lemon juice which I think makes the best salad dressing.  Throw in some seasonings and add Parmesan cheese on top and you have my favorite salad!   All my ingredients came delivered to my home from Peapod, which you learned in a previous post, I love! I love how fresh their produce comes so there’s no surprises.  I also love their prices.  Lastly, I love that they deliver the groceries to my door with a smile, so I don’t have to waddle home with them.
BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

If you usually overlook sweet peppers when grocery shopping this is the perfect opportunity to give them a try.   Buy some extra and try my Sweet Pepper soup too!
BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

The key to a great kale salad is you need to massage the olive oil into the kale.   If you’re never made a kale salad, that might sound silly, but massaging the kale is so important!  Pour in the olive oil and spend a a few minutes massaging the kale between your fingers so it’s fully coated with the olive oil.  
BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

Don’t leave any kale untouched, really get in there and massage it!BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

Now add the rest of the beautiful veggies…
BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

And the rest of  your ingredients…
BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

Mix everything around with a fork.  And just like (super fast!) your tasty Kale Rainbow Salad is ready!

BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

I often have a giant bowl of this for dinner as my main dish (you can add chicken or shrimp if you want too!), but it makes the perfect side dish too.  Besides that, it’s a hit for picnics and parties (like that graduation party that might be coming up!).
BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

Enjoy!
BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!   

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Kale Rainbow Salad

BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe!  This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look!  My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

Ingredients

  • 10 oz kale - rinsed and chopped up
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 3 small yellow and orange sweet peppers
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Add kale to a large bowl. Pour olive oil on top and massage kale for 3 minutes, making sure to massage the olive oil into all the kale.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients on top and stir gently with a fork.
  3. Serve immediately or place in refrigerator if you are serving in a few hours.

BEAUTIFUL Kale Rainbow Salad with olive oil and lemon dressing is the perfect healthy salad recipe! This easy salad includes massaged kale, grape tomatoes and colorful peppers to give it a pretty rainbow look! My family loves this salad for dinner in Summer and Winter, and it's great for a crowd!

I’ve partnered with Peapod to create this recipe content. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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