White Balsamic & Strawberry Kale Salad

Ok, I’m a little embarrassed. How did I not know that white balsamic vinegar was a thing? When I was home visiting my parents, my mom found a recipe for kale salad that included white balsamic vinegar. I searched and searched and could not find it. Finally, I realized that it was there with all the other balsamic vinegars, in a dark colored bottle (confusing!) and we grabbed a bottle to take home.

The kale salad she made was delicious so I couldn’t resist recreating something similar when I got home! I’m not sure of the exact recipe that she used but I think this one is pretty close!

kale salad with white balsamic vinegar

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White Balsamic & Strawberry Kale Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
  • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp agave (or honey)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 6 large curly kale leaves
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  1. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, agave, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Wash and try the kale leaves, then tear into small pieces, removing the stems.
  3. In a large bowl, massage the kale leaves with the dressing.
  4. Once the kale has softened a little, slice the strawberries and add them on top.
  5. Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve.

I’ve already made this recipe twice in the past week! I need to re-stock my strawberries so I can continue this kale salad addiction.ย kale salad with berries

It has such an amazing flavor and the dressing is a healthier option than a lot of bottled salad dressings. Plus, it’s hard to beat fresh strawberries! If you don’t have any pine nuts, you could swap in almonds or walnuts. Pine nuts are pricey but they’re so delicious!

kale salad w berries

This is going to be my go-to summer salad! Make sure you pin it so you can make it later!

This white balsamic kale salad is the perfect vegan and gluten free summer recipe! It's a low calorie dinner packed with superfoods!

What’s your favorite kale salad topping?


  1. You really should go to a specialty olive oil and vinegar store. They have so many varieties of white balsamic vinegar…my current favorite is quince!

    • I totally should! I’ve had a bunch of different oils but I’m clearly new to the vinegar world!

  2. I love white balsamic, so good! I also love strawberries on regular salads. I saw the strawberry poppyseed salad at Panera is back, so I’m pumped to eat that allll summer!

  3. I’ve been loving kale salads lately! Can’t wait to try this recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I am so making this. Love strawberries on a salad! also, that vinegar looks amazing!

  5. White balsamic is amazing, but I think strawberries, kale, and feta taste best with a really good strawberry balsamic if you want another to try ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Looks like something I would so try. Salad with strawberries are my favorite! I haven’t tried white balsamic vinegar but I bet it tastes amazing.

  7. I didn’t know it existed either until I found golden balsamic at my mom’s house!!! haha. It’s great on asparagus too! This looks delicious.. I need more salad in my life

  8. Such a healthy, fresh, summer salad. Love the pop of color the strawberries provide.

  9. I love your beautiful salad idea combining strawberries and kale. I have loved white balsamic vinegar for a long time now and I am thrilled to find a few recipe to use it with.

  10. I love balsamic vinegar..In fact I make a balsamic glaze out of it and there’s usually some in my refrigerator at all times. Perfect for roasting strawberries in the balsamic and then adding it to salads! This looks delicious. Spring food for sure!

  11. I have not cooked with White Balsamic but I keep hearing about it! This salad looks so fresh and summery!

  12. I’ve never seen white balsamic vinegar, but I love balsamic vinegar for salad dressings!

  13. Love white balsamic vinegar! and pine nuts ๐Ÿ™‚ yummy!

  14. I’ve never heard of white balsamic vinegar either! I need to try that! I’m a huge fan of adding fruit to salads so this look divine ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. This recipe looks so refreshing! I love white balsamic vinegar, but I don’t find recipes to use it often. I will definitely have to try this one! It would be perfect as a side salad at a bbq! Thank you for sharing!

  16. This looks so good! Reminds me of Panera’s strawberry salad ๐Ÿ™‚ Fav salad topping is probably chickpeas or feta cheese!

  17. I’ve heard of white balsamic but never gotten around to trying it. Love how summery this salad looks and sounds so I’ll have to get on that!

  18. I’m not a huge fan of balsamic so I am right there with you – I didn’t even know white balsamic was a thing. We learn something new every day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Oh wow! This salad looks so good! & it’ so funny you didn’t know white balsamic ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Strawberries in salad is so good!! I haven’t ever had white balsamic!

  21. Both of my favorite Kale and Strawberry and so -fresh looking. White balsamic is so under utilized!
    I cannot wait to try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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