Mexican Kale Salad (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free, Recipes, Salads

Mexican Kale Salad in white bowl

We can’t get enough of these Mexican flavours in our house: honestly, we cook a Mexican meal nearly once a week. This is a super healthy and filling kale salad that incorporates the Super Food kale into the mix to give it a bit more texture, fibre and vitamins. In addition to only having 33 calories per cup, kale is rich in lutein and xeaxanthin, nutrients that give kale its deep, dark green coloring and protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.

Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped kale, loosely packed
  • 1 bunch chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped orange or red pepper, seeded
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • 1 can drained and rinsed black beans
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup chopped tomato (about 4 tomatoes)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup canola or olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients together.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients together with a whisk.
  3. Toss the salad in the dressing and serve!
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12 Comments on “Mexican Kale Salad (Gluten-Free)”

  1. paintnart

    This looks amazing Tori & I am soooo interested in eating healthy to protect my eyesight … something we seem to ignore! Already have my shopping list made up … your yummy salads on my menu!!!

  2. Pam Taggart

    This salad is so unique! It tastes unusually fresh. My husband LOVED it. This is a keeper! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Crystal Arrand

    Like all of your recipes, Tori, this one is incredible. There is not a bad one in the bunch. I agree with Pam, so fresh and the perfect combination of delicious mexican flavours. Keep the yummy recipes coming!

  4. Joy Rohrer

    This looks delicious. If I need a dairy free cheese could you recommend a substitute or just omit?

  5. Sabrina

    I finally made this for the first time tonight after drooling over your insta-stories and OH MY GOODNESS – instantly became my favourite salad!!! Might have to start making this once a week! Thanks for sharing Tori!!

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