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Kale Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

Kale Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

The lightly sweet, creamy homemade poppy seed dressing takes this crunchy salad to the next level for a mouthwatering vegetable side dish or light lunch. Top with cooked chicken for a heartier meal.


  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped kale, any tough stems removed
  • 2 cups matchstick-cut peeled broccoli stems or broccoli slaw
  • 2 cups thinly sliced trimmed Brussels sprouts (8 ounces)
  • ½ cup sliced radicchio
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pepitas


  • Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, oil, poppy seeds, sugar (or honey), salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add kale, broccoli stems (or slaw), Brussels sprouts, radicchio, cranberries and pepitas; toss until well coated with the dressing.



AUTHOR Carolyn Casner
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 6 servings
ACTIVE TIME 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME 25 minutes


Per serving 161 Calories
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Mono Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 182 mg
Fiber 3 g
Protein 4 g
Potassium 375 mg
Added Sugars 3 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Calcium 61 mg
Folate 43 mcg
Omega-3 1 g
Omega-6 5 g
Vitamin E 2 mg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamin B3 1 mg
Carbohydrate Servings 1

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