Balsamic Kale Salad

Mealtime, UnBox Your Kitchen

This salad is so simple, yet so colorful and festive it’s a go-to whenever I host a gathering, and it is PACKED with nutrients and fiber. The balsamic reduction infuses it with a tangy and sweet flavor.

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Balsamic Kale Salad

Course Dinner
Keyword Kale, salad
Servings 2
Calories 176.18kcal
Author Rachel Kieffer


  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 red onion
  • 6-8 strawberries
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup quality balsamic vinegar


  • Steam a large bunch of kale for five minutes and arrange on a large plate.
  • Peel and slice a red onion and sauté in olive oil until browned.
  • Arrange onion in a circle around the kale.
  • Slice strawberries and oranges and arrange on top of the kale.

Dress with balsamic reduction:

  • Cook 1/2 a cup of good quality balsamic vinegar until it reduces by half.
  • Drizzle on salad.


Photograph by Rachel Kieffer © All rights reserved.


Rachel Kieffer is a certified nutrition and health coach* living in New York with her family. She has worked with thousands of clients to transform their health and lives through her private consultation programs, workshops, women’s groups and writing. “I believe that every woman has a birth right to be deeply in love with herself and create a magnificent life that she loves. And that includes a joyous relationship with food, radiant health, and being completely pleased with how she looks.” Please visit to learn more about Rachel’s services.
*Certified by the Institute For Integrative Nutrition and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)

August 2016This recipe appeared in the August 2016 issue of Elements For A Healthier Life Magazine on page 47; recipe and photograph by Rachel Kieffer.