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Garlic Kale and Brown Rice Salad in a bowl with a fork.

Garlic Kale and Brown Rice Salad with Zippy Lemon Dressing


Garlic Kale and Brown Rice Salad with a zippy lemon herb dressing! This side dish recipe is so simple and it compliments almost any main dish!



For the Dressing:

  • juice of one lemon
  • juice of one orange
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 12 teaspoons honey

For the Salad

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (garlic infused is yummy)
  • 1 bunch kale (chopped, without stems, to yield about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • a few handfuls of Kettle Brand Salt and Pepper chips, crushed finely
  • dried cranberries for topping


  1. Pulse all the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the kale and saute until wilted to about half of the original volume. Add the brown rice and stir-fry for a few minutes together with the kale until everything is heated through. Add the dressing into the pan (start with about half of it) and toss to combine. Just before serving (can be served hot or cold), toss with the chips. Top with dried cranberries.


This is delicious with a fried egg on top (leave off the cranberries unless you like eggs + cranberries). The perfect easy dinner!

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: kale salad, kale and rice salad, lemon herb dressing