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Kale Cobb Salad

A colorful, hearty and power-packed salad with the creamiest poppy seed dressing, loaded with berries, feta, avocado and almond!

Kale Cobb Salad - A colorful, hearty and power-packed salad with the creamiest poppy seed dressing, loaded with berries, feta, avocado and almond!

This epic cobb salad.

Now this is why I love summer.

It’s the fruits, the veggies, and again, this salad.

This salad loaded with perfectly arranged rows of toppings.

Kale Cobb Salad - A colorful, hearty and power-packed salad with the creamiest poppy seed dressing, loaded with berries, feta, avocado and almond!

I can have this salad for days on end.

And you know I only use preservative-free Fisher Nuts for my salads. Always.

You can also do your happy dance now because I’m also doing a fabulous giveaway for your summer entertaining needs. Deets below the recipe.

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Kale Cobb Salad

A colorful, hearty and power-packed salad with the creamiest poppy seed dressing, loaded with berries, feta, avocado and almond!

15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups chopped kale
  • 2 avocados, halved, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 cup strawberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup Fisher Nuts Whole Natural Almonds
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the poppy seed dressing

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Directions:

  1. To make the poppy seed dressing, whisk together mayonnaise, milk, sugar, apple cider vinegar and poppy seeds in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. To assemble the salad, place kale in a large bowl; top with arranged rows of avocados, strawberries, almonds, blackberries, blueberries and feta.
  3. Serve immediately with poppy seed dressing.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 571.6 Calories from Fat 390.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.4g 67%
Saturated Fat 7.2g 36%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 19.0mg 6%
Sodium 307.1mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 41.8g 14%
Dietary Fiber 15.2g 61%
Sugars 15.3g
Protein 13.3g 27%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fisher NutsAs always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to create more quick and easy recipes to get us through the week without breaking the bank. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’m loving this page thank you for sharing. I’m addicted to beautiful things all health and wellness

  2. This looks delicious! Can hardly wait to make it!

  3. I am a big fan of kale as it contains a lot of needed nutrients. This Kale Cobb salad looks delicious as well. Thanks a lot for this recipe.

  4. Great alternative to the traditional boring salad!

  5. This salad looks really good, definitely gotta try it! I’d illuminate the facom tho!

  6. in the summer we entertain outdoors all the time and set up a tent to eat under to keep bugs out.

  7. Made this salad yesterday…it was a big hit with my husband because he does not like tomatoes. So much so that he offered to make it for a pool party we are attending on Sunday.

  8. This looks amazing! i can’t wait to try it! This will be a great dish to take to summer cookouts!

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! For entertaining, just last night I made taco seasoned turkey, then filled stand and stuff hard shells and rolled-up flour tortillas with the meat and cheese. Then I baked them in the oven for 10-12 minutes and had toppings and tortilla chips. Toppings were guacamole, salsa ranch dressing, salsa, sour cream, chopped greens, tomatoes. Easy to prep and everyone customized their tacos.

  10. I love using the electric roaster in summer to reduce heat in the kitchen. Great recipe for a summer, thanks. 

  11. this salad is amazing and perfect for summer!

  12. My favorite summer entertainment is gathering people to grill, eat, and relax. I love when people bring different dishes, so I can try all kinds of new flavors and ideas. Great memories are made!

  13. Get together with a group from my church. Already did the big vacation to San Francisco.

  14. I just enjoy spending more time entertaining my school age grandkids.

  15. My favorite summer “entertaining” is spending time with my grandkids. We go to local parks or just run thru the sprinkler!

  16. Looks delicious! I’m looking forward to trying some new light and refreshing cocktails during our summer parties!

  17. Love being with friends throughout the summer good weather months.  Every recipe I have tried has been very good.  Keeping us all happy and expanding our cooking thoughts of exploring.  Most sites can not claim that.  You are awesome and Thank You.

  18. I’m hoping to have friends over for dinner before walking to a free outdoor movie down the street!

  19. This is the perfect salad for a hot Arizona night!!! Looks delicious and EASY!! Thank you for the great idea!

  20. Salad looks awesome. 

  21. I’m planning on having all my co-workers and their spouses over to my house in August for a cook-out! I’ve been wanting to do it ever since I bought this house a couple of years ago, but have just never had the chance. I’m so excited!

  22. This salad looks delicious. I love to serve super sized salads like this one when I entertain in the summer. It’s a breath of fresh air from the usual mayo-based salads that are frequently served in the summertime.

  23. For summer parties and get togethers, we make sure to do anything and everything as early as possible! That way, when the brews come out, you have more time to hang out with your friends and family!

  24. this looks amazing!! K

  25. I am kind of entertained out from the huge graduation partly we had for our quadruplets in June!

  26. I love to make low country boil & entertain family & friends during the summer. I need to add this Kale Cobb Salad to mix!!!  Yum!!!

  27. My family loves having grill outs at the lake during the summer.

  28. In the summer we keep things real simple. We like to use throwaway plates, cups and bowls but still use real eating utensils. Your salad looks so yummy!

  29. During the summer, we mostly do bbqs.  Nothing big, nothing too fancy.  With 3 little kids, it is hard to make a get together special.

  30. I love freezing berries or mint in ice cubes, because apart from keeping your drinks cool, they look so nice and impart a little extra flavor to your summer beverages.

  31. We always try to schedule in hikes in the summer…. that way we can explore the area around us with friends and family. We live away from the bulk of our family, so a lot of thought and planning goes into any entertaining that we do. We both love to cook, so food is always at the center of it!

  32. Summer equals birthday season for our family.  We do a lot of swimming parties.  

  33. I like grilling by the pool with my friends

  34. This looks delicious! Can’t wait to make it!

  35. Having my friends and their significant others over for a bonfire/cook out 🙂

  36. Living close to the beach means a summer of many friends, many rounds of drinks, and lots of good food.

  37. What a delicious looking salad! I love to entertain friends at the cottage with a good BBQ. After a day in the lake, nothing says summer like grilling and fresh salads! I love the incorporation of berries into this one.

  38. Keeping it simple with food that isn’t too time consuming to put together

  39. we bob for cherries. the person who can get the most in their mouth is the winner!

  40. Looks like a great salad!

  41. Fresh food from the garden to compliment the great goodies in this giveaway!

  42. Looks so good

  43. For our summer entertaining we usually keep it easy and grill. Then everyone gets to enjoy being outside and no one is slaving over the stove. Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. I enjoy entertaining anytime I can. I love to have barbecues in the summer. It’s a casual way to entertain & I think people are more relaxed when they are comfortable. In order to make entertains more affordable for everyone I allow the guests to bring something if they would like.  

  45. I like having a few people over and entertaining on the back porch. Lots of fruit, light salads, drinks, popsicles for the kids.

  46. This salad looks amazing. I make something very similar, but use romaine and spinach. Love kale, I’ll be making this recipe asap. As for entertaining this summer, we love getting together with friends and making easy, make-ahead recipes using lots of veggies from our garden – salads, corn dips, homemade pickles, relishes, salsas, tomato sandwiches.

  47. Love a Cobb salad, your kale Cobb is beautiful

  48. I like to impress my guests with my clam shucking skills. Nothing says summer like clams on the halfshell.

  49. Salad looks fantastic. Don’t really have any summer entertaining plans just some get togethers with the family — grilling and homemade ice cream.

  50. This looks amazing – I always preassign my plates with the name of the item on a post it note.

  51. Use lots of fresh in season produce.

  52. Plenty of backyard barbecues with garden fresh vegetables, homemade ice cream, and gallons of sweet iced tea.

  53. I’m going to make a big batch of vegetarian lasagna, daughters-in-law are covering apps, sides, and desserts

  54. I plan on incorporating lots of blackberries into everything I make this summer – from blackberry syrup for blackberry ice cream sodas to blackberry crisp. They’re free for the picking where I live, and they’re oh so delicious!

  55. My favorite Summer entertaining idea is something my Mother taught me to do.  She used to make Hobo packets for my brother and I when we were growing up and now I make them for my family.

  56. During the summer we love to bbq and go to the beach. Your salad would be perfect for both!

  57. I try eat fresh and cool meals in the summer especially due to the humidity! This salad looks wonderful especially with the berries!

  58. Looking forward to trying your take on the Cobb salad. It does look beautiful!

  59. Even though I’m not a huge fan of fruit in my salads, this is actually very tempting. I may jut try it since you’ve never led me wrong. 

  60. Love the vegetarian recipe!

  61. Just small family get togethers. Then we always have the p0t lucks at church! Your salad would be perfect for both!

  62. Since I still have kale in the garden and just started harvesting my blueberries, this kale cobb salad will be perfect for a summertime get-together with my girl friends!  Looks de-lish!

  63. We have BBQ’S and hang out in the pool.

  64. I had a bit extra of the orange/poppyseed dressing from your incredible fruit salad – I think I might toss that with this beautiful salad!

  65. I like pick things I can make ahead of time so I don’t have to cook when all my guests are over. 

  66. This salad looks fantastic!

  67. It’s good to have something that”s easy to prepare and not too heavy. Maybe your lovely salad, sliced ham, potatoe salad and peach pie and ice cream for dessert.

  68. I’ve actually never had kale, but this salad looks like a great way to try it!

  69. Salad would go great with our lobster pot dinner we splurge on every so often

  70. Outdoor bbq!

  71. Looks yummy!

  72. This is perfect. Today is my birthday.

  73. Backyard brunch before it gets too hot out!

  74. Wine, cheese & Fischer nuts, of course!!

  75. Looks amazing!!!!!

  76. This looks amazing!

  77. I don’t have entertaining ideas, but we do go outside a lot more since we live in the PNW and it is not raining as much in the summer!

  78. Well, we live in Texas, so we are always using the grill to keep the kitchen cool! My husband is a master at the grill and at the smoker, too! And I usually make chile con queso in the crockpot to snack on. Happy Summer, y’all!

  79. I read Kale and started to automatically delete, but then I saw the variety of toppings, all that I like, and read the dressing recipe. Okay you convinced me, I’m giving kale another try, but only with this salad. Could be the start of something healthy!

  80. Salads are great summer feasts–leftover grilled everything, corn shucked off the cob–it’s all good and NEW in a salad.

  81. Mmm, kale and strawbs:) I typically like to keep it simple when entertaining but also have a variety 

  82. Utilizing the grill makes for great entertaining! I love to grill chicken that has marinated in Italian dressing. Serve with grilled corn on the cob and a great salad- like this amazing kale cobb salad! And for dessert…home made Popsicles! I especially love sangria pops for the adult version 😉

  83. This looks really good! I’ve recently opened up to the idea of fruits in salads, so this is a greatly timed recipe.

  84. My birthday is in 9 days! I’m hosting a party over at my new place and going all out – berry mojito popsicles, hazelnut & raspberry torte, and a HUGE BBQ spread! Can’t wait 🙂

  85. Yum love kale!!!

  86. This looks amazing! I’ll be making this soon! 

  87. I don’t do much entertaining (my home is my oasis), but my tip is to be a gracious guest!

  88. Beautiful looking salad! I can’t wait to try it.

  89. We’re having a huge house party with all our friends and family, and then later this summer we’re going to the beach with our family.

  90. We have a big deck that faces the woods so that’s where we’ll be. Lots of simple food — simple to make & siimple to eat. & drinks in tubs of ice. Thanks for the contest!

  91. This looks amazing!

  92. This summer the only entertaining I’m doing is for my son’s shark themed birthday party. This yummy salad might be on the menu! 

  93. Love your recipes!!! The salad looks delicious! I will definitely try it this weekend. Thanks!!!

  94. This salad looks amazing!! I love a little sweetness in my salads. I love, love your recipes and look forward to reading your posts everyday.

  95. No big gatherings. Just small groups for dinner.

  96. I love everything except the cheese! Awesome! <3

  97. This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  98. We just had a HUGE 4th of July bash – a catfish fry with all sorts of yummy cold side dishes. We used an inflatable baby pool full of ice to keep the food cold. 😀

  99. Grilling, simple salads and fun games (like croquet) are our favorite ways to entertain over the summer!

    I love your recipes and look forward to your cookbook.

  100. I have been working a lot this summer so not much entertaining. But we always keep a few cool drinks on hand!

  101. I love your recipes!!!! So many healthy and fresh ideas. I have never tried Kale but this salad is so enticing. It’s giving a reason to go ahead and try Kale. Keep up the great work and thank you for the recipes and the wonderful giveaway.

  102. This looks amazing! Can’t wait to share it with my friends at an upcoming BBQ!

  103. that is a gorgeous salad!

  104. I want to try a couple of new salads

  105. Our neighborhood summer get togethers are legendary and occur regularly during the summer. We usually grill in order to make the most of our gathering time and not spend all our energy on the food, but the women make the most delectable side dishes in advance so we can spend our time relaxing and chatting rather than cooking!

  106. Love this food blog!  Consistently delicious and easy recipes  can’t wait to get my copy of the cookbook!

  107. I love new salad recipes and this looks yummy! Can’t wait to try it. 

  108. Lots of cool salads!

  109. This salad looks so wonderful!  My husband won’t eat salads with fruit mixed with veggies!  More for me! Yah!

  110. This looks so good, I love poppy seed dressing!
    Would be perfect paired with some grilled turkey burgers!!

  111. This looks delicious!
    This summer, we’re planning to have a few cookouts. This Cobb Salad would be a great addition to the table!

  112. That salad looks amazing!  Thank you posting such a fresh and light recipe. It’s perfect for summer!  

  113. I love cooking on the grill when entertaining in the summer

  114. Thanks for the recipe and giveaway! Been trying to find a good Poppyseed dressing recipe and this one sounds delish!

  115. This looks soooo good! Thx for the giveaway too!

  116. We plan on having several BBQ’s for family and friends.

  117. I have plans for lots of cookouts and grilling!

  118. Make a taco bar and d let your guests choose their own toppings! They will love it and it takes alot of pressure off of the host!

  119. My summer idea always include lobster, salads, zippy tacos, shrimp and barbecued spareribs.
    I also have accounts at Crate and Barrel!!:)
    I love Damn Delicious!

    Sharon Callagy
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  120. I can’t wait to make this salad! Hubby will love it!

  121. Not a fan of kale but this looks yummy.

  122. I plan to have a grill out when I move to my new place…location TBD 🙂

  123. I freeze juice or lemonade into ice cubes and use them in drinks so the drinks stay cold but don’t get watered down.

  124. this salad looks amazing! Would love to win this giveaway

  125. This looks delish! It would make a great side dish for some of the pool parties we plan to have this summer. For the contest question: I plan to have some fun games for everyone to play when we are entertaining. I made a giant jenga out of wood blocks. Its fun for everyone! 🙂

  126. Normally I don’t comment until I have tried a recipe but I’m breaking with tradition. This salad looks so fresh and delicious I already know it will be a hit and asked for again and again!

  127. I love your recipes , and have already pre-ordered the new cookbook! Thank you for sharing .

  128. I like having a cookie buffet. I make the dough ahead of time and divide it into hunks. Various toppings are chopped and added to small bowls. Each person get to make up their own creation prior to dinner. While we eat I bake the cookies and serve them with a tall glass of cold milk!

  129. Been doing a lot of traveling this summer, so haven’t entertained yet.  Glad to be home and looking forward to some BBQ’s.

  130. A cookout with great people and great recipes like this one is all I’ll need for this summers’ entertainment 🙂 And of course an underlying summer aesthetic.

  131. Thanks for the chance and the great recipes!!

  132. This would be a perfect salad for nights out on the deck with friends!

  133. Can’t wait to try this salad. It looks delicious. Definitely going to try this at my next party. Thanks! 

  134. Looks wonderful and refreshing. Perfect summer treat to whip up and share on our beach vacation!

  135. I love all your recipes – they are so easy and so delicious

  136. I’m not a huge entertainer, but we have some awesome hammock chairs on a set outside right next to a firepit and our grill. People really seem to enjoy the whole combination of things!

  137. Looks super healthy and delicious!

  138. This is one the most beautiful salads I have ever seen! I am making this as soon as possible.

  139. This is so awesome!!!

  140. I’ll try this!  Looks good

  141. This looks delicious!

  142. Does leaving a post here enter me into he contest?

    I plan on eating healther this summer so this receipe will come in very handy.

  143. Summer is a great time for water sports and cook outs! I love to BBQ!

  144. Love the salad recipe.

    I do pool parties and surrounding area with coolers full of drinks.

  145. Looks delicious!

  146. I love strawberries in salad. This looks great.

  147. Love the use of Kale and that this is a vegetarian recipe! It looks great for dinner one day soon! Thanks!!

  148. This looks delicious! I’m especially excited to make the poppy seed dressing. Might go well with the tie-dye party we have planned this weekend.

  149. Sharing fun and food with neighbors and friends!

  150. Love this salad. It is beautiful and looks delicious!
    As for my favorite way to entertain, I like making it easy on the guests. I put out food and beverages throughout the rooms instead of just one area. It gives more room to roam and gives a nice laid back atmosphere.

  151. For summer entertaining I love using fresh fruits for drinks!

  152. If you are serving punch make and ice ring out of the punch to keep it cold and not water down the drink.

  153. We expanding out back deck to entertain more this summer

  154. Thank you so much for the chance to win this fantastic price!! I love your blog and all your recipes. They always turn our great 🙂 

  155. Looks delicious!

  156. I love all your recipes and can not wait to try this one. Keep on keeping on girl!

  157. Keeping the recipes simple and delicious is my favorite for summer entertaining. Grilling meat, fruit and veggies.

  158. I live in an apt. so probably won’t do much entertaining this summer, but once I get a house I’d love to host a BBQ sometime.

  159. I love grilling by the pool with friends. I’ll usually make a refreshing Cocktail to go along with the food, like fresh Mojitos or Margaritas. <3 Summer!

  160. I love to entertain in the summer by setting up food bars that guest can self serve themselves. I put out all the toppings and guest can decide what they like. I’ve done baked potato bars, taco bar, ice cream sundae bar,  mimosa bar with fresh juices. It’s fun and interactive for everyone! 

  161. My two must-haves for summer entertaining are cold refreshing drinks always at arms reach and a killer playlist!

  162. I am planning on lots of pool time with family and friends. We have a grill and it makes things so much easier when lots of people come over. Throw meats and veggies on there together, and add a big side salad, and presto – simple to feed everyone, no matter how many are over!

  163. This looks amazzzzbaaaalllll!!! Can’t wait to make it and eat it Miammmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  164. barbecue, barbecue, barbecue! That’s my outdoor entertaining for the summer–potluck for side dishes

  165. Have made many of your recipes and love the layout of your posts and pictures.  I shop at both Crate & Barrel and Sur La Table and would love to wine the giveaway and dress up my table for family visiting this Summer!

  166. Fun giveaway! And this salad! Gotta have it! Thanks, your blog is so great!

  167. The perfect salad to eat for lunches at the office. Big enough to be filling, but not too difficult to make Sunday night and use through the week. 

  168. For a great summer get together, we try and prep everything in advance. While everyone usually ends up in the kitchen, it’s to eat and talk not because we are still cooking.

  169. To keep it simple and easy.

  170. Looks beautiful! Will be making this over the weekend. Can’t wait for your new book!!!

  171. We unfortunately don’t do much entertaining in the summer due to the heat and the mosquitoes! Instead we like to meet friends at local breweries

  172. This looks amazing!! Putting it on my menu for the weekend.

  173. This salad looks AMAZING! I always have almonds in my frig, but now I’m going shopping for everything else so that I can have it for lunch all next week. YUM-eee!!