Skip to Content

Strawberry Kale Salad

This Strawberry Kale Salad is packed with nutrients AND flavor. It makes a perfect lunch, side salad or light dinner.

Strawberry Kale Salad from What The Fork Food Blog

Strawberry Kale Salad

I was never a fan of strawberries in my salad. Until I tried it. Yes, sadly I judged the strawberry salad book by its cover. I don’t know, it just sounded weird to me. Strawberries and lettuce together? Why??

Then (out of politeness), I tried a strawberry spinach salad. Ah, that’s why. It’s pretty delicious. So to keep a short story short, I’m a fan of strawberries in my salad.

Since posting the recipe for baby kale chips, I’ve been trying to think of other ways to incorporate kale into our weekly menus. I wanted to stick with using the baby kale since it’s got such a mild flavor. I had some kale salad ideas rattling around in my brain but a strawberry kale salad was calling out to me. It just sounded so fresh and delicious.

Now, this strawberry kale salad is pretty much a salad template, the way most salads are. But that’s what is so great about salad. You can change them up and really use whatever ingredients you want or have.

I added some toasted pecans and some fresh mozzarella to my strawberry kale salad but you could use whatever nuts and cheese you’d like. You could even leave them out if you want. I chose fresh mozzarella because I like the creamy texture it adds. You could try goat cheese or feta too. You could also use all kale and no lettuce. See? A salad bowl is like a blank canvas. It is what you make it and it’s almost always delicious!

Strawberry Kale Salad from What The Fork Food Blog

Doesn’t that just look so yummy and inviting? Fresh strawberries, creamy mozzarella, toasty pecans, healthy kale… flavorful and healthy for the win!

I love this time of year when I can get fresh produce locally. Especially fruit like strawberries. There’s nothing like strawberries that have just been picked. Since it’s finally strawberry season here in New England, I’ve got some other great recipes [including a cocktail!] featuring fresh strawberries coming your way.



Be sure to follow me on Instagram and hashtag #whattheforkfoodblog or tag @whattheforkfoodblog – I love seeing what you make!
If you love this strawberry kale salad recipe, be sure to follow me on social media so you never miss a post:
facebook | twitter | pinterest | instagram | youtube |

email subscription for What The Fork Food Blog


Strawberry Kale Salad

5 from 5 ratings
This Strawberry Kale Salad is packed with nutrients AND flavor. It makes a perfect lunch, side salad or light dinner.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 -4
Print Rate Pin


  • 4 C baby kale leaves long stems removed
  • 2 C spring lettuce mix
  • 1 1/2 C fresh strawberries cut in half
  • 1/2 C toasted pecans
  • 1/2 - 1 C fresh mozzarella cubed


  • Toast pecans at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes on a dry baking sheet. Watch carefully so they don't burn. Let cool.
  • Combine baby kale leaves and spring lettuce mix in a large salad bowl. Toss with strawberries, cooled pecans and mozzarella.
  • Serve with balsamic dressing.


As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs.

Did you make this?Mention @whattheforkfoodblog or leave a comment rating below!
5 from 5 votes (5 ratings without comment)

Leave a comment

If you made this recipe, please consider giving it a star rating when you post a comment. Star ratings help people discover my recipes online.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating