Kale Slaw

Dennie Lou


I've made this slaw many times with Kale from our garden; most recently for a church potluck with several requests for the recipe. Just received one from a friend "to offset all the
heavy starchy (but yummy!) dishes on the [Thanksgiving] menu". Sounds like a good idea to me!


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25 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 1 bunch
    fresh kale, chopped
  • 1 large
    carrot, shredded
  • 1/2
    red onion, sliced very thin
  • 1
    orange, juiced
  • 1
    lemon, juiced
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • ·
    pepper to taste

  • 1/2 c
    candied pecans (in nut aisle)
  • 1/2 c

  • 1 slice
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Kale Slaw


  1. I use about 10-20 leaves of Russian Kale from our garden, but any Kale will do. I'd say the volume is about 8-12 cups of chopped kale, so judge accordingly if you buy the kale in a market. Chop to about 1/2"x1" pieces. Then add carrot and onion in a large bowl.
  2. Fresh squeeze the juice of one good-sized orange and lemon. Mix and add to the greens and veggies. Use your hands to rub the orange and lemon juices into the kale leaves. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. You can stop here if you like, it is surprisingly quite fresh tasting and delicious!
  4. Add the candied pecans (slightly chopped) and craisins. Mix well. You can stop here and serve a very delicious salad.
  5. Add the bacon. This ingredient is optional, I only occasionally add it, and even sometimes use the "Real Bacon" (purchased in a jar found in the salad condiment aisle) so I don't have to cook anything.
  6. Combine the mayonnaise and olive oil (I shake it in a 1/2 pint canning jar with lid). Add and mix well to coat all ingredients.
  7. Refrigerate until serving. This can be made several hours ahead of time. One of a very few fresh green salads that can be leftover and eaten the next day!

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About Kale Slaw

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fresh Finds
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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