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A forkful of kale salad over a serving bowl.

Chick-fil-A Kale Salad (Copycat)

Here is a copycat recipe of the yummy Chick-fil-A Kale Crunch side salad. This simple recipe is healthy and delicious, and can be served with almost any main dish. Try it today!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 6 cups shredded kale (from 1 pound fresh kale or about 5 large stalks)
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage (from about 1/4 of a medium green cabbage)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup slivered, sliced, or chopped almonds

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded kale and cabbage.
  2. Then, in a small jar or bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, salt, and pepper. Cover the jar and shake, or use a whisk to combine the dressing together completely. 
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad, and use your hands or tongs to toss the salad and dressing together. 
  4. Top the salad with the sliced almonds and serve immediately. 

Notes

  1. You can cut down the prep time for this salad by buying a bag of shredded kale and measuring out 6 cups. 
  2. You can use a food processor fitted with the shredding disk to shred the kale and cabbage. Or, you can use a large chef’s knife to cut the kale and cabbage into thin shreds. 
  3. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

Keywords: kale crunch salad, homemade salad dressing, CFA copycat kale salad