Mexican Kale Salad

Mexican Kale Salad with a Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. Loaded with black beans, jalapeno, cotija cheese, corn and red bell pepper!

Mexican Kale Salad | chefsavvy.comThis Mexican Kale is the perfect lunch or Summer dinner. It’s loaded with fresh veggies and is super easy to make! I made this chopped kale salad without meat however you could always serve this with chicken, steak or fish. This recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes and is perfect for meal prep!

For the dressing I use fresh squeezed lime juice, honey olive oil, cilantro and garlic. It’s light and refreshing and the perfect compliment to this salad!

How to make Mexican Kale Salad

Start by prepping the kale. Wash and dry the kale thoroughly. Add the kale to a large bowl and drizzle with oil. Massage the kale with the oil. (This helps soften up the kale and makes it tender!) Top the salad with diced red bell pepper, black beans, corn (I like to grill my corn or saute it before putting it on the salad. It adds so much more flavor!), cilantro, cotija cheese and jalapeños. Serve immediately with a drizzle of the cilantro lime vinaigrette.

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Whisk together fresh lime juice, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, honey and cilantro in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside until you are ready to dress the salad!

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Mexican Kale Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Mexican Kale Salad with a Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. Loaded with black beans, jalapeno, cotija cheese, corn and red bell pepper!

Ingredients

Mexican Kale Salad

  • 4 cups chopped curly kale
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper diced
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans
  • 1 cup corn
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cotija cheese
  • 1 small jalapeño sliced

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Mexican Kale Salad

  1. Prep the kale by washing and drying.
  2. Add the kale to a large bowl and drizzle with oil. Massage the kale with the oil. (This helps soften up the kale)
  3. Top the salad with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Serve immediately with a drizzle of the cilantro lime vinaigrette.

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Kale Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 476mg14%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 7831IU157%
Vitamin C 127mg154%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Healthy, Mexican Kale Salad, Salad, Salad Dressing