Five ingredients, five minutes, and the salad dressing of your choice. That is all that’s standing between you and this fresh, simple, crunchy kale salad. We all know we should get lots of greens in our diets but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and pass up your veggies in favor of other things so I’m sharing a new salad I added to my rotation. I have yet to make a salad of my own that I want to eat every single day and I’m always mixing it up so I don’t get bored. This is not to say that I eat salads every day because I definitely don’t!

kale, walnuts, chopped cucumber, and chopped green apple

When making this salad, I played with all the typical elements I outlined about building the perfect salad in this post. There’s a delicious and easy homemade dressing recipe there as well, which would go really well with this salad. I went with tried and true components like Granny Smith apple for a little sweetness and walnuts for crunch then added a new ingredient I found in my January Degustabox.

crunchy kale salad with walnuts and cucumber

Pouring dressing over kale salad

These parmesan whisps from Cello are just made for topping salads…or maybe also eating alone like chips? #nojudgement They add another level of satisfying crunch, a little saltiness, and, of course, cheesy flavor. They’re made from only parmesan cheese and nothing else so I had no problem piling them on to this salad, which has actually been part of my meal prep for this week. I’m no vegetarian so I paired it with roasted chicken and bam: lunch!

pouring cello parmesan wisps into salad

This is a short week for me as Monday was MLK Day and I’m formally moving into my new house (eek!) tomorrow and will be working from home for a bit. I’ll be munching on this salad between unpacking, accepting deliveries, conference calls, and prepping for my linesisters to come help unpack and celebrate my first night in the house. Here’s to trying to get all that done in record time. I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend!

serving crunchy kale salad

How do you keep your meal-prepping rotation fresh? Let me know below. If you want to try out Degustabox, I have a half off-code for Dash of Jazz readers here !Thanks for reading!

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In partnership with Degustabox. As always, all opinions are my own.

Crunchy Kale Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale salad, sweet and savory salad, vegetarian dish
Servings: 6 servings
  • 1 bunch kale chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple cut into small chunks
  • 6 ounces walnut halves or pieces
  • 1 cucumber cut into small pieces
  • 1 package Cello parmesan whisps
  • salad dressing of your choice
  1. Assemble all ingredients except parmesan whisps in a large bowl then toss, ensuring the leaves get coated with salad dressing. Top with whisps. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe by Jazzmine of Dash of Jazz