Spicy Balsamic Kale Salad (with Tuna)

CategoryDifficultyBeginnerYields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time7 minsTotal Time12 mins

This delicious salad makes a great side dish or can be added to your meal prep rotation by adding a can of tuna to make two delicious entree-sized salads that keep well in the fridge.

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 1 large bunch kale, de-ribbed + thinly sliced
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 1 jalapeño pepper, deseeded and minced
 salt + black pepper to taste
 1 (7 oz) can tuna, drained (optional)



De-rib and thinly slice kale and place in a large serving bowl. Massage kale well. Set aside at room temperature.

Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno and cook for 5 minutes, or until very soft.

Add the vinegar and cook for 1-2 minutes.

While still hot, pour the mixture over the kale and toss well. Season with salt and black pepper.

Serve as a side salad (makes 4 servings) or add 1 can of tuna and mix into salad to make 2 entree-sized salads.


1 Vegetable, 1 Fat (+ 2 Proteins if use added Tuna)


This makes a great side salad (makes about 4 servings) or you can add 1 can of tuna to make two entree-sized salads that are great for making ahead and eating later!

Please note: Nutrition Facts data include tuna.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g22%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 25g50%

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

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