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Mustard Greens and Kale Salad

This mustard greens and kale salad is delicious for the summer months. With a creamy, sweet yogurt dressing, you won’t be able to stop eating it!

Are there any foods you crave in the summer, warmer months? Watermelon is one of those foods I could eat allll day long. It’s so refreshing!

I also love pineapple, summer peaches, pasta salads, gazpacho, kebobs, and grilling out much more in the summer.

I set out to create a summer salad with a bunch of different summer flavors, similar to this quinoa fruit salad. I tweaked it as I went and based many of the toppings off of my last Produce Box order!

I was so happy with the end result in this kale mustard salad.

mustard greens summer salad

Why You’ll Love Mustard Greens and Kale Salad

  • Great way to try new veggies – Having a specific recipe for mustard greens may motivate you to make them!
  • Full of nutrients and antioxidants – Scroll down to learn more about the nutrition content, but since it’s vibrant and full of colors, we know this salad is high in antioxidants and polyphenols.
  • Kids can add toppings – Let your kids add any fruits/veggies for the topping, and maybe they will be more inclined to try it.
  • Not bitter – The honey yogurt sauce definitely helps with the bitterness, as does massaging the mustard greens and kale. It’s sweeter than you think!
  • Ready in 30 minutes – I know it looks fancy, but this honey mustard kale salad is ready in under 30 minutes. Add your favorite protein, like chicken or pork!

This salad might be the best thing I’ve ever made.

mustard greens and kale salad with fruit

Ingredients

  • Brussel sprouts
  • mushrooms
  • kale (I used lacianto kale)
  • mustard greens
  • lemon
  • olive oil
  • fruits/veggies for topping – I used blueberries, strawberries, peach, avocado, snow peas
  • hemp seeds
  • feta cheese

Don’t fear mustard greens! When paired with kale and massaged correctly, this mustard greens and kale recipe is so flexible.

This kale green salad is delicious, healthy, colorful, antioxidant-rich, flavorful and delicious!

It’s the perfect summer dish with blends of fresh greens, fresh fruits, and a creamy homemade yogurt dressing.

kale and mustard greens salad on white plate

Note, this salad can easily be vegan (omit the cheese), but would need to be paired with a different dressing of your choice!

I’ve actually been eating the yogurt “dressing” by the spoonful, as actual yogurt. It’s so addicting!

If you’ve never had mustard greens before, they have a bitter, horseradish -like taste to them. You’d be able to pick them in a blind taste-testing session because they do taste like mustard!

I suggest massaging them with olive oil, lemon, and garlic beforehand to help minimize that bold, aggressive, “in your face” taste and make them more palatable.

kale and mustard greens salad with dressing

Mustard greens are also a little softer than the kale leaves I’ve paired them with. Make sure to wash them well. Double rinse them!

I put mine in my Salad Spinner. I love this thing – quick and easy!

Nutrition Benefits

Let’s talk about some of the nutrition and health benefits of this kale mustard greens salad.

  • Polyphenols and antioxidants – help with overall wellness and may help prevent chronic disease and counteract oxidative stress
  • Vitamin C for cell and tissue repair, wound repair and protection from free radicals
  • Healthy fats, including avocado, hemp seeds and whole milk yogurt for brain and skin health and satiety
  • Ample fiber for moving things along and assisting with fullness

You’re also getting extra protein from the hemp seeds, feta cheese, and creamy yogurt dressing.

This is one of those recipes that you can wow your friends with. It’s easy, but it’s so fresh and flavorful. We couldn’t get enough of it.

Make extra dressing because this stuff is amazing.

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Mustard Greens and Kale Salad
Yield: 5 servings

Mustard Greens and Kale Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This is the perfect salad for a get together or summer cookout. With the array of colors and whirl of nutritional benefits, this salad hits all the bright spots!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 cup cremini mushrooms
  • 5 lacianto kale leaves, rinsed
  • 2-3 cups chopped mustard greens, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • juice of two lemons
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup strawberries
  • 2 medium peaches
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • Toppings:
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 2-3 ounces feta cheese

Yogurt dressing

  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1.5 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and slice the brussel sprouts and mushrooms. Turn stove on medium high heat, and add olive oil. Sautee the vegetables until golden brown (the brussels will need a little longer than the mushrooms).
  2. Double rinse your greens. Massage the kale and mustard greens in olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and a little bit of sea salt and lay the bed in your salad bowl.
  3. While these are cooking, wash and cut your fruit to top the salad. Gather your ingredients for the salad dressing and mix (the longer you let it sit, the thicker it will be). Taste it. You may want to add more or less of one ingredient to match your preference.
  4. Top with additional toppings, including nuts, seeds, cheese, or even meats.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 819mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 12gSugar: 27gProtein: 16g

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  1. love the yogurt dressing!! when i was at school & eating on campus, they would have a yogurt “dresssing” for lunch too. it had little or no oil and the only other yogurt was the icky sweet stuff. you bet i ate a small bowl of that too! haha. i so need to make this 🙂
    and having WF across from you- definitely an amazing curse LOL. salad looks good though!!

  2. I had that Quest bar flavor when I was in the states and I liked it too! They taste very artificially sweetened though, that is my only complaint.
    This salad recipe is definitively something I am not accustomed to! I usually steer clear from mixing fruits into salads, but I have to admit, the combo of fruits with the yogurt based dressing has me quite intrigued!

    1. Oh you have to try fresh fruit in your salad. It screams summer! That is only the 2nd or 3rd quest bar I’ve ever had. It held me over for a few hours which is rare for me.

  3. Yum! The dressing on this salad looks incredibly delicious! I go through phases with fruit on salads – I used to love grapes especially if paired with goat cheese, Last summer I couldn’t get enough of blueberries on salads.

  4. Yum. Yum. Yum… I love salad so much, and this looks really pretty and super flavorful. If we weren’t on vacation I would totally go get the ingredients for this. You combined a world of flavors in one salad. I love it so much!

  5. Wow! That dressing looks unbelievable! I can’t wait to try it myself. This salad is so perfect for summer–delicious and refreshing. I love using fruit on salads. I think it takes them to another level of freshness. My favorite is probably a pear! I like to dice it and put it on almost any salad where goat cheese or blue cheese crumbles are involved. It’s the perfect compliment! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  6. I have been wanting to try that yogurt! Also can never go wrong with a whole foods lunch. This salad looks delish too! I love throwing fruit into salad- always makes it so much yummier!

  7. I never think about putting fruit in salad. I’ve added dried fruit before, but only if it’s offered at a salad bar or something. This salad looks great!

  8. What a flavorful and delicious looking salad! I’m totally making this one, except without the mushrooms, not a fan of those except for on pizza 😉

  9. Your WF salad looks amazing! And I’ve been all about the watermelon lately. They’re so cheap here in China it’s hard not to eat a whole one in a single sitting haha!

  10. Oh man definitely pinned and absolutely going to make!! That yogurt dressing sounds perfect, and fruit/berries in salads is such magic. That’s definitely what I think of when I think summer food – hearty salads and lots of berries. Love the addition of hemp seeds and feta. I don’t think I’ve ever had mustard greens. Im not sure if I’ve ever seen them sold in the store?… hope I can find them because now I’m super curious.

    1. Berries are the epitome of summer salads. Mustard greens are in a field of their own, to me at least. I haven’t eaten them too much, but I like them with a creamy dressing!

  11. I love summer salads like that. Strawberries are so good in salad! We don’t usually eat mustard greens, but I don’t mind them. I bet they’d be yummy all massaged up.
    Yum to the cookies too!!

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