Sunday, August 5, 2018

Kale Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette #FarmersMarketWeek

Welcome to the 2018 #FarmersMarketWeek. This online Farmers' Market Week event is co-hosted by Ellen of Family Around the Table with help from Christie at A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. I love those gals! They are so organized...which means the rest of us can just cook, post, and reap the benefits of this blogging community. Thank you, ladies.

Monday #FarmersMarketWeek Recipes

Kale Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

When we were up with extended family at Blue Lake last weekend, my sister-in-law mentioned a kale salad with strawberry vinaigrette that was phenomenal. It stuck in my head and, when I saw, kale and strawberries at the farmers' market this week, I decided I would give it a go! I have no idea if this is anything close to the salad Liv had and loved, but my family loved it. So, that's a win. And I liked it so much, I did a variation of the same salad for my #LocavoreFeast. That recipe will be coming soon.

This sweet and tart dressing is made with pureed strawberries, honey, vinegar, and oil. Since the berries are pureed in the dressing, it doesn’t matter if they are a little overripe. Just avoid any moldy berries


Strawberry Vinaigrette
  • 1 C strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 1 T honey 
  • 5 T red wine vinegar 
  • 1/3 C olive oil 
  • 1 t salt 
  • 1/4 t black pepper

  • kale, hand-torn into small pieces (I used Lacinto kale, but you can use any kind)
  • fresh strawberries for garnish
  • crumbled feta for garnish


Combine the strawberries, honey, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor or blender and puree until very smooth, about 2 minutes. 

Place kale in a large mixing bowl and dress as desired. Toss to coat completely and turn onto a serving platter. Garnish with fresh strawberries and feta cheese. Serve immediately. The dressing will store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Just whisk it before using if it has separated.


  1. A salad with fruit and cheese always gets my attention. I can't wait to try that dressing!


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