Camp Bok Recipe: Kid Friendly Kale Salad

This recipe was provided by Krister B. Rollins and Lily Chaleff of FoodCorps, a program that helps kids develop a healthy relationship with food from an early age. Kids typically shy away from fresh vegetables, especially crunchy kale. Here is a delicious way to get picky eaters – Crazy for Kale!
Kale is grown in the Kitchen Garden in the winter months and is packed with antioxidants. This superfood provides a crunch to any salad and this recipe offers great flavors and colors.

Carrots are great way to add texture and color to any salad. Carrots make a great addition to home gardens and kids will love harvest time.

Use high-quality olive oil for making the dressing – look for bottles from California!

FoodCorps’ Kid Friendly Kale Salad

  • 1 bunch curly kale
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • handful of sunflower seeds
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  1. Strip kale from stem and rip into bite size pieces. Then place into the plastic bag.
  2. Slice carrots and apples thinly using knife safety skills, set aside
  3. Mince garlic
  4. Add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper into zip-lock bag with Kale and then massage bag for about 1 minute
  5. Combine dressed kale, apples, carrots, and sunflower seeds into mixing bowl and toss.
  6. Taste and season with extra salt and pepper if necessary.

Kids will love the extra crunch of sunflower seeds. Sunflowers are often planted in our Oval Lawn beds to add dramatic height and beautiful color. Sunflowers are some of Bok Tower Gardens most popular blooms.