Kale Salad with Fresh Corn

kale salad

I can’t get enough fresh corn this time of year. Sometimes we eat it straight off the cob with one of these toppings, but it’s also the perfect addition to tacos, soups and salads.

kale salad

Most recently I’ve been loving this kale and fresh corn salad. The sweet corn is the perfect antidote to the bitter-in-a-good-way kale leaves, and the salad just gets better as it sits.

kale salad

Like all my salads, you can make this with whatever veggies or fruits you have on hand. Just follow these kale salad tips and it will be delicious no matter what you add!

kale salad

Kale Salad with Fresh Corn

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 entree-sized or 4 appetizer servings


  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large bunch black/dinosaur kale, stems removed
  • 2 ears fresh corn, cooked until just tender
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa or other grain
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds


  1. In the bottom of a large salad bowl, whisk together the lemon, honey, salt and olive oil.
  2. Chop kale leaves and add to the bowl. Toss to combine with the dressing and let sit 5 minutes.
  3. Cut the kernels off the corn on the cob and add to the salad along with the quinoa and sunflower seeds.
  4. Toss salad and serve right away. Salad will keep in the fridge for 2 days.


Optional additions: golden raisins, dried cranberries or chopped apples.

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  1. Looks delicious – pinned it and can’t wait to make it! I love fresh corn on salads – the burst of sweetness can’t be beat!

  2. christa gadola says:

    this salad looks DELICIOUS. i make salads very similar to this. however, i never cook my corn. i LOVE it raw, straight off the cob. also, i sometimes add some chili flakes to this dressing. fresh blueberries would be good thrown in here too! thanks for sharing!

  3. I have been trying to decide what to cook for dinner. I have everything I need to make this salad so it is looking like the winner. I am very excited, thanks for sharing!!


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