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Lacinato kale salad in a bowl with shredded cheese

Easy Lacinato Kale Salad

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


This easy kale salad is made with lacinato kale, also known as dinosaur or flat-leaf kale. Crunchy cabbage, salty Parmesan cheese, and roasted almonds create a delicious, simple salad!



For the salad:

  • 1 bunch of Lacinato kale, destemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 head of purple cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup Marcona almonds (or sliced almonds)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of salt


  1. For the dressing, simply whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, and salt.
  2. Add the destemmed kale and cabbage to a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle with dressing and massage the dressing into the kale and cabbage.
  4. Add the almonds and Parmesan cheese and toss until combined.
  5. Add salt to taste, if needed.