Kirkland kale salad

Darci Juris


While staying with my friend in Kirkland, WA, she put together this kale salad for me. When I saw her smashing the avocados into the leaves, I was intrigued. It was delicious and so easy and healthy. I then proceeded to add the chicken portion to eat for added protein in order to make a meal out of it, and voila! We called it the Kirkland kale salad.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

2 servings
20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 4 c
    kale leaves, stems removed, torn into small pieces
  • 1/2 medium
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    balsamic glaze
  • dash(es)
    sea salt
  • 2 c
    chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    grapes, sliced in half

How to Make Kirkland kale salad


  1. If you don't already have cooked chicken on hand, either boil or bake 2 chicken breasts until done, then let cool and shred. (Note: this step will add about 30 minutes cooking time)
  2. In medium bowl, blend the chicken and the mayo together until moist to your liking (add more or less mayo depending on how you prefer it, but I wouldn't go crazy). Set aside.
  3. Place the kale leaves in a large bowl. Using your hand, smash the avocado into the kale leaves until all leaves are well covered and there aren't any chunks of avocado left. (It's a little messy, but worth it in the end). Wash hands.
  4. Divide kale into 2 serving bowls and drizzle each with 1 tbsp of balsamic glaze, and sprinkle with a little salt.
  5. Scoop half the chicken mixture on top of the kale leaves, and top with half the sliced grapes on each.

Printable Recipe Card

About Kirkland kale salad

Course/Dish: Chicken Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

Show 1 Comment & Review

Flavorful Chicken Salads For Summer Recipe

Flavorful Chicken Salads for Summer

Kitchen Crew

The idea behind chicken salad is basic. Add shredded or chopped chicken to a bowl, mix with mayonnaise and some spices. What's great about it is how the spices and...

Bushels Of Tastiness In These Peach Recipes

Bushels of Tastiness in These Peach Recipes

Kitchen Crew

Peach season is at its peak and my taste buds are on overload these days. Nothing says summertime to me more than biting into a nice, juicy peach. They're not...

19 Summer-worthy Chicken Salad Recipes

19 Summer-Worthy Chicken Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From picnics to parties - a summer gathering isn’t a gathering without some homemade chicken salad. Check out these delicious recipes that all chicken salad lovers need to try!