Say hello to your new favorite kale salad… French Kale Salad à la Moutarde! A simple yet tasty superfood recipe that is both delicious and really easy to make.

I’m serious, all you need is 7 ingredients to make this provencal inspired salad, including the dressing! And the result is a crunchy, satisfying kale salad with a kick.

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This salad is made in 2 steps.

Step 1: chop some fresh kale.

Step 2: make your own French style mustard dressing (recipe listed below).

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Okay, maybe there is a 3rd step.

Step 3: eat delicious salad. 🙂

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I discovered this French Kale Salad à la Moutarde while I was home for the holidays.

My mom had asked me to make a salad and some salad dressing to accompany one of our family meals. (I’m the official salad dressing maker at my parent’s home  🙂 ). I inquired upon what kind of salad she wanted me to make and she mentioned a kale salad with mustard dressing.

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I was a bit hesitant at first because kale can be a bit bitter and a bit too crunchy (sometimes in a dry way) for what I imagine a salad’s texture to be like. But my mom insisted that with a mustard vinaigrette, that it was really delicious combination.

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And she was so right! The magical mustard dressing here transforms the chopped kale into a FANTASTIC crunchy salad full of herb de provence and spicy mustard flavor.

There is no bitter or dry kale here! Just some glistening (in dressing) salad ready to be eaten.

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You’ll find yourself going back for seconds… and thirds.

Which is not a bad thing to be having more of after the holidays. 🙂

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French Kale Salad à la Moutarde (Paleo, GF)

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 7 heaping cups of chopped kale
  • 4 Tbs olive oil, (extra light)
  • 1 Tbs tarragon vinegar, (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 Tbs mustard, (old fashioned seed style Dijon mustard)
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt, (you can add more later to taste)
  • 1-4- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, (I like 1/2 tsp for more kick)
  • 1/2 tsp Herbes de Provence

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and herbs de provence. Mix it all with a fork or whisk until the dressing thickens.
  • Place the chopped kale into a large bowl and cover with the dressing.
  • Mix well until all of the kale is glistening with the dressing.
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook