Baby Kale Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings (3/4 cup dressing)

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
We pull a bunch of ingredients from our garden when we make this baby kale salad with zucchini and sweet onion. The yogurt dressing layers on big lime flavor. —Suzanna Esther, State College, Pennsylvania
Baby Kale Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 cups baby kale salad blend
  • 1 cup julienned zucchini
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  1. In a large bowl, combine salad blend, zucchini and sweet onion. Place remaining ingredients in blender; cover and process until smooth. Divide salad mixture among 4 plates; drizzle with dressing.

Baby Kale Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing Tips

Is baby kale the same as regular kale?

Baby kale is more delicate and milder, as it’s the younger version of regular kale. It’s perfect for eating raw and not really cooking, and you will often find it in mixed salad green containers rather than on its own. Find more of our favorite kale recipes.

Does avocado dressing turn brown?

Avocado dressing will naturally start to turn brown over time, but the lime juice acid will help slow down that process. By the way, do you know how to cut an avocado?

How long does kale salad last in the fridge?

Undressed kale salad will store in the fridge for a couple days. Dressed kale salad will only last a few hours before it becomes soggy. You can learn more about food longevity here.

Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups salad with 3 tablespoons dressing: 74 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.