Kale and grilled vegetables summer salad


Summer foods are upon us. Yes! I love salads, and especially love them during the hot months. This is one of my current favorite salads. I love this one because it is really easy to throw together last-minute. We start with fresh organic dino and italian kale. I love kale. Love, love, love kale. Next wet grilled corn and zucchini quite possibly the yummiest thing on the earth! We kept it refrigerated and added it as needed. I also added some pickled red onions. Do you make these? They are so easy to do at home and last for a couple of weeks and taste great added to salads, sandwiches, and more. Then I toss the salad in some olive oil and lemon juice (fresh or fresh squeezed). Top it off with a sprinkle of chia seeds, and done! Instant lunch or dinner. Pair it with some sliced flank steak or chicken if you want a little bit of protein. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper for an extra kick.

You will love this salad. I promise. Take it to a friend’s house and watch them ask the question “are there chia seeds in this??!”. Most people are amazed that chia seeds taste amazing in salads. I know I was the first time.

So, here you go, a vegan salad with the option for protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy omega-3’s! Enjoy!

What is your fave summer salad? Share with me!


  1. says

    I’ve never done a kale salad, though I enjoy a spinach one! But, we do love kale in our house and it’s guaranteed to be part of dinner at least 2 or 3 times a week! 🙂

  2. says

    Absolutely love the idea of using kale! I’m always looking for more ways to cook with it and now I can use it as a side dish. Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    This is similar to my watermelon and tomato salad recipe but I really like the idea of using olive oil and lemon juice! Thanks for sharing this yummy dish 🙂

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