A delicious recipe for kale salad with lemon yogurt dressing inspired by my latest trip to ALDI. PLUS, a giveaway for $100 ALDI Gift Card!A delicious recipe for kale salad with lemon yogurt dressing inspired by my latest trip to ALDI. PLUS, a giveaway for $100 ALDI Gift Card!This post is sponsored by ALDI. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that help make TFD possible. As always, all opinions are my own!

A couple weeks ago, I professed my ALDI love to ya’ll and explained my top 3 reasons why you should try ALDI. If you missed it, definitely go back so you can start drinking the ALDI kool aid too.

As I mentioned in my last post, ALDI made sure we did not go hungry during our tour. We sampled ALDI recipes, taste tested ALDI products and even did a blind taste test. Not to mention, nibbling on hors d’oeuvres, sipping on wine and the piece de resistance, dinner feast. Yes, we were well fed.

All the ALDI recipes we sampled were made using ALDI products and they were all delicious. Here’s a sneak peak at a few we sampled:

Gluten-Free Zucchini Tortillas


Tropical Superfruit Smoothie


Pad Thai Style Pasta

aldi-kale-salad-with-lemon-yogurt-dressing-4And my favorite recipe…

No Bake Coffee Banana Energy Bites

After we sampled these recipes, we watched a cooking demo with Chef Brigitte Prather who made the ALDI Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing. We then tried our hand at video taping our own demos of this recipe. But I never actually got to taste this recipe so I wanted to recreate it at home adding a couple twists of my own.
Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt DressingI love making kale salads for lunch – it does require a little bit of TLC as you have to massage the kale for a few minutes to break down its tough fibers until the leaves begin to wilt. But it’s worth it. Plus, I find it to be therapeutic – it’s a good time to practice mindfulness!
Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt DressingI love the recipe for this dressing too because it calls for Greek yogurt, which does this amazing job of adding creaminess to your dressing plus a bonus protein boost! Make this kale salad for a healthy, satisfying lunch or serve it up at your next dinner party (holidays, anyone?!).

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Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

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  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup Friendly Farms Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon SimplyNature Organic Wildflower Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Table Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground Stonemill Essentials Peppercorn Grinder

For the Salad:

  • 8 cups SimplyNature Organic Kale
  • 1/2 cup SimplyNature Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces, divided
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped Southern Grove unsalted almonds, divided


For the Dressing:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper until smooth.

For the Salad:

  1. Toss dressing with kale and thoroughly mix, massaging into leaves. Allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Toss in freeze dried strawberries, half of the avocado and 2 tablespoons almonds. Mound into a medium serving bowl and top with remaining avocado and almonds.


Recipe inspired by Chef Mary Nolan, Bon Appetit. Printed with permission from ALDI.

If you’re looking to shop at ALDI for the upcoming holidays, I’ve got you covered. We’re giving away $100 ALDI Gift Card today! Giveaway runs through December 6th. Open to U.S. readers, 18+ years old. I’ll announce the winner on the blog next Thursday!

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  2. Jordan D.

    I shop at Aldi ALL the time! I love their unique finds and the weekly produce deals. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    As a dietetic intern in an unpaid internship, I live shopping at ALDI because they have great deals and I can get more bang for my buck!

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    I would love to win because it would go towards a great Christmas meal for my family!

  6. sarah mayer

    I would love to win because I shop at Aldi at least 2-3 times a week.

  7. I love how they have affordable organic options, and would love to add some staples to my pantry!

  8. Janeth Meza

    I just found out they opened one a few miles away I believe is the first one here in east LA
    I can’t wait to go shopping there for the first time. I would love to win because my husband and I are going through a rough time with money because I am not able to work at the moment and sometimes we are short on money due to everything being so expensive. I’m a chef and have a 2 year old so it would be such a great help if we were to win the ALDI give away.

  9. Natalie S

    I love Aldi! They have a great selection of meats for good prices, the breads are great. lunch meat, fruits and veggies, etc. We just love Aldi 🙂

  10. I’ve never been to an ALDI and now I’m really jealous seeing the fantastic products they sell.

  11. Tabathia B

    So I can purchase some fruit and frozen foods for my home

  12. love the addition of freeze-dried strawberries

  13. Rosie

    You can save so much money at Aldi! and the selection is so nice! Aldi has good specials all the time, too!

  14. James Robert

    I want to win because i am a single dad raising 5 kids and Aldi has some excellent deals.

  15. greentopiaries

    I would like to win this Aldi gift card because I am always in awe of Aldi’s amazing products and great prices! Especially their produce! You can’t beat it. Thanks for the chance!

  16. This salad is one I’d eat every day! I have an ALDI not too far from my house and have not gotten in the habit of shopping there yet, but now am inspired. 🙂

  17. Holly

    I haven’t been to Aldi in a really long time, but would love to give it a try again!

  18. Susan Christy

    There are so many great products at Aldi. There’s a store right around the corner from me so it’s convenient too!

  19. Anita L

    It would be such a blessing to win a gift card to Aldi. I have been ill and unable to work, so this would really help with groceries! Thank you for this opportunity 🙂

  20. I’d love to win because I need to become more familiar with Aldi! This salad looks fantastic –

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    My wife likes to shop at Aldi for produce and bakery. Great store

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    I’d love to win because shopping at Aldi saves so much money!C

  23. I love Aldi and shop there every week!

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    I would love to win the gift card to Aldi because it’s the only place I do the grocery shopping for my family.

  25. Denise LeBegue

    Your salad dressing sounds amazing! I’d love to win because I shop at ALDI weekly. I’m so glad that are moving to no pesticides in the next year.

  26. I LOVE ALDI! I’ve amazed so many people lately with the great finds and food there. And this salad looks sooo good, especially the dressing!

  27. Stephanie

    this is my fave place to shop at!~

  28. Dandi D

    We love shopping at Aldi’s because it saves us so much money!

  29. Elena

    I want to win because I love shopping at Aldi

  30. I wish i had an ALDI nearby! This salad looks fantastic. I’m not the biggest kale fan, but a well massaged kale salad is great and this one looks wonderful. Love that dressing and the freeze dried strawberries add such a pretty pop of color!

  31. Sarah Hayes

    Id love to win bc Aldi is great. having help with the groceries bill would be wonderful

  32. Laurajj

    Oh I would love to win and try some of the Aldi products! We just had ours open a week before Thanksgiving. It has been so busy, I have not checked it out yet, but am so excited to!

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    I would love to win this gift card because we do most of our grocery shopping at Aldi.

  34. HS

    I would love to win the ALDI Gift Card to get groceries for my family.

  35. Katherine Zabel

    I love Aldi! Since an Aldi just opened next to me I’m going to head over there so I can bring this salad to work to share! Thanks for the easy to follow recipe! 🙂

  36. Nicole Vosburgh

    I love all of the Organic options at ALDI!

  37. I love Aldi! My go to place for avocados for sure. Also, once a year they have beautiful orchids for only $10…I think it is usually around Valentine’s Day.

  38. Jessica To

    I would love to win because a new Aldi just opened near my house and I have never shopped there!

  39. David

    I shop at Aldi all the time. I buy milk and bread exclusively at Aldi.

  40. Just picked up a few items at ALDI’s before reading this post! I’d love to have this kale salad on my holiday table.

  41. claire

    I do all of my major weekly shopping trips at Aldi 🙂

  42. Judith

    perfect for all the holiday baking

  43. Bridgett Wilbur

    I would love to win this because I love shopping there. They have great products at great prices.

  44. Julia Dragoo

    This all sounds delicious! I’ve been wanting to start shopping at Aldi!

  45. Angie Jerde

    I love Aldi and shop there quite a bit so winning this would be great! You can’t beat the prices and the produce is so fresh!

  46. mami2jcn

    I’d love to win it to help my mother out with groceries. She’s on a tight budget as a senior citizen.

  47. I love Aldi and I hope I win one of these awesome giveaways circrulating the interwebs! Massaged with oil is the best way to eat kale !

  48. Always something unique to be found at ALDI! Thanks!

  49. Sara @sarahaasrdn.com

    Yum! Looks so delicious and is so festive! Lovely recipe Kara!

  50. Alexandra Robertson

    This salad looks delicious! I would love to win because we just moved to an area finally near an Aldi after being away for a few years! They have awesome deals!

  51. Oh my word I WISH there was an Aldi in my state! It’s one of the top 5 things I miss about living in IL! Please come to UT! 😉

  52. Kelly D

    I would love to win so I can buy fruits, veggies and cereal for my family.

  53. Steph Peterson

    That salad looks beautiful! Definitely a new dressing I will be trying! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!