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Kale and Cucumber Melon Summertime Salad

Simple, wholesome, and easy to make kale, cucumber, and melon salad. This salad is the perfect side dish to add to your summertime dinner. This is a great way to use up the abundance of summertime fruits and vegetables, also.

Looking for recipes to make with kale? This kale salad is a great summerime recipe and an easy barbeque side dish to bring to your next gathering.

Types of Kale

There are several varieties of kale to choose from. The most common kale in the grocery store or at your farmer’s market is curly kale and Lacinato Kale, also known as dinosaur kale. Others include savoy kale, red Russian kale, Redbor Kale, and Chinese Kale. The two most common kales, curly and lacinato are my favorite for this recipe.

Looking for recipes to make with kale? This kale salad is a great summerime recipe and an easy barbeque side dish to bring to your next gathering.

Massaging the salad dressing in to the leaves of the kale and letting sit for 15 minutes or so, helps soften the leaves and loosens up some of the density of the leaves.

The ingredients of this salad are simple and easy to find, but the combination of the sweetness of the watermelon and tangy dressing is delicious.

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe this summer! If you’re looking for other healthy, whole foods recipes to enjoy check out my other blog posts full of ideas here.

Looking for recipes to make with kale? This kale salad is a great summerime recipe and an easy barbeque side dish to bring to your next gathering.
Kale and Cucumber Melon Summertime Salad
This delicious salad is a great way to incorporate the summertime freshness of watermelon, cucumbers, and garden kale.
Kale and Cucumber Melon Summertime Salad
This delicious salad is a great way to incorporate the summertime freshness of watermelon, cucumbers, and garden kale.
Servings
4servings
Servings
4servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Remove the leaves of your kale from the stem and coarsely chop all of the kale leaves. Put the leaves in a large bowl.
  2. In a glass jar, mix together all of the ingredients for the salad dressing. Shake well until combined. Pour the dressing over the kale leaves and massage the dressing in to the leaves. Set aside the bowl and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. The longer it sits, the more tender the leaves will become.
  3. Meanwhile, slice the cucumbers and cube the watermelon. Add the cucumbers and watermelon to the salad.
  4. You can serve this simple salad alongside grilled chicken or burgers. It is excellent with sliced chicken on top for a light meal or lunch. Enjoy!

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