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This easy Sweet & Creamy Kale Salad Dressing only requires six simple ingredients! It’s sweet, creamy, and a little tangy – and it’s the perfect balance for the bitterness of hearty greens like kale. My husband loves it! It’s a THM S, low carb, and sugar free.
“I’m tired of Romaine!”
Once upon a time, Ryan told me that he was tired of Romaine lettuce. He wanted some REAL greens, like kale. So ever after that, I bought bags of spinach and chopped kale for salads. Kale is very…toothsome. It’s a hearty green, which is a nice way of saying that it can easily make one feel like a cow munching roughage.
Enter this dressing. The sweetness and creaminess of the dressing balances out the bitterness of kale really well. I stir the dressing into the kale before serving so every leaf has a thin coating, which makes the kale wilt slightly and go down the hatch much, much easier. It’s actually downright pleasant.
I don’t usually use this as a “pour over the top” kind of dressing, although I’m sure you can!
Corn Chip Salad, but low carb
This Sweet & Creamy Kale Salad Dressing is based on an old traditional “corn chip salad” dressing. To recreate that salad in THM S + low carb form, toss this dressing with the following:
- lettuce or kale + spinach
- bacon bits or cooked and crumbled bacon
- chopped hardboiled eggs
- shredded cheddar cheese
- chopped onion
- chopped tomato
- something for crunch (traditionally corn chips – which are definitely not on plan – but you could try crushed pork rinds?)
Or keep it simple and just toss with your favorite greens and some nonstarchy veggies like sliced cucumber and broccoli, then top with some shredded cheese.
My newest favorite addition: mild pickled banana pepper rings for some acidic zing.
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Check out my second cookbook, Convenient Food, for more salad dressing options like Asian Vinaigrette, Balsamic & Lime Vinaigrette, and Creamy Sweet Onion Dressing!