Costco Kale Salad

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This Costco Kale Salad is loaded with great ingredients — broccoli slaw, kale, brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, and pepitas. The incredible lemon poppy seed dressing whips together in just a few minutes. This kale salad is nutritious and crunchy with sweet pops of flavor from the dried cranberries and citrus-y dressing. 

Costco Kale Salad

Costco Kale Salad

This salad has been one of our favorites of late. It’s hearty with lots of texture and loaded with good-for-you ingredients. It’s also perfect for this time of year — every ingredient screams fall-time! The Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and kale are all staples in my home this time of year.

Process shots-- making the dressing in the blender

Costco Kale Salad Tips

  • Use a good mayonnaise for the dressing. After all, the better the mayo, the better the dressing will taste. I love Hellman’s/Best Foods® (not sponsored) since it has a rich flavor without being overly sweet or tangy. It really is the best mayo for this dressing!
  • While I think this poppy seed dressing recipe is the absolute best and highly recommend trying it (I promise, it’s so easy to make!) you can use store-bought dressing in a pinch. My personal favorite is Brianna’s® poppyseed dressing® (not sponsored).
  • Add in some grilled chicken and call this Costco Kale Salad a meal! We love this grilled chicken marinade recipe.

Process shots-- images of the Brussel sprouts, kale, and broccoli slaw, cranberries, and pepitas being added to a bowl and being mixed together and dressing being poured over it

What are pepitas?

Roasted and crunchy pepitas (pumpkin seeds) make for the best addition to this Costco Kale Salad. They add a sweet and nutty flavor, similar to sunflower seeds, but a bit sweeter. Overall they add a wonderful texture and great crunch to this salad. You can make your own roasted pepitas or buy some at the store. If you opt to buy them, make sure they’re roasted and salted (not raw). You can generally find them in the bulk section of a grocery store, or with other salad toppings like candied nuts, dried cranberries, etc.

What is broccoli slaw?

Broccoli slaw is a ready-to-eat blend of shredded broccoli, shredded carrots, and shredded red cabbage. It’s typically sold near other packaged lettuce or pre-prepared salads. If you aren’t able to find broccoli slaw at the store, I’d recommend cutting the broccoli florets from the stems. Next, thinly slice the broccoli florets with a knife and then use a large grater to grate the stems. Measure and add to this Costco Kale Salad!

Costco Kale Salad in a bowl ready to be served

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Costco Kale Salad

5 from 1 vote
This Costco Kale Salad is loaded with great ingredients -- broccoli slaw, kale, Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, and pepitas. The incredible lemon poppy seed dressing whips together in just a few minutes. This kale salad is nutritious and crunchy with sweet pops of flavor from the dried cranberries and citrus-y dressing. 
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Costco Kale Salad

5 from 1 vote
This Costco Kale Salad is loaded with great ingredients -- broccoli slaw, kale, Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, and pepitas. The incredible lemon poppy seed dressing whips together in just a few minutes. This kale salad is nutritious and crunchy with sweet pops of flavor from the dried cranberries and citrus-y dressing. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword costco kale salad
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings, as a side
Calories 450kcal
Cost $5.52

Ingredients

  • 4 cups finely chopped kale
  • 2 cups broccoli slaw
  • 2 cups thinly sliced (shredded) Brussels sprouts
  • 3/4 cup (102g) dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (73g) roasted and salted pepitas

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup low-fat Milk
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayo
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  • DRESSING: Combine all of the ingredients, except the poppy seeds, in a small blender jar and process until combined. (Season to taste with salt and pepper; I add 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.) Taste and adjust any flavors to personal preference. (If you'd like a sweeter dressing, add an additional 1-2 tablespoons white sugar.) Stir in the poppy seeds. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve (Dressing stays good for 1 week stored this way).
  • SALAD: Combine the chopped kale, broccoli slaw, thinly sliced Brussels sprouts, and broccoli slaw in a large salad bowl. Pour 1/2 of the dressing over the salad greens. Toss the greens with tongs to coat in the dressing. Sprinkle the cranberries and pepitas over the salad. Lightly toss to combine and then add the rest of the dressing and toss.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 980mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 7298IU | Vitamin C: 171mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 5mg

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