Bitter kale salads are no bueno – but this looks AMAZING! I am drooling over that dressing too. Ohio sports fans are die hards!! I love it!
Thanks so much, Chrissa! You are so right about us crazy Ohio sports fans
This looks SO good!
Thank you, Jenny!
Can’t go wrong because Cobb salad and buttermilk dressing
For sure! Thanks, Candy
Another great salad to add to my healthy recipes and I love making my own dressing and this sounds great thanks for sharing!
I love making my own dressing, too, Trenara! It’s so easy and always tastes better! Thanks for stopping by!
I love how you threw kale into the mix – This sounds like such a hearty salad, perfect for workday lunches. And the dressing sounds pretty darn amazing!!!
Thanks, Erin! I heart kale! The dressing is super tasty
So lovely! I really admire that pretty shooting surface too!
Thanks very much, Kelly!
This looks so great. I would have to make some change outs but you had me at kale and Cobb!
Hi Heather! I hope you try this salad with your personalized touch! Thanks for the kind words!
I can always tell when I’ve indulged too much because I start to crave greens. This salad is totally crave worthy
Yes, exactly! Thanks for your kind words, Heather!
This is my kind of salad! Can’t wait to make this!
Thanks!! Hope you make it and enjoy it!
This looks so perfect! I’ve been looking for a good ranch dressing recipe and this looks amazing!
Thank you, Katherine! Hope you give it a try and enjoy!
This is one gorgeous salad.
Thanks so much, Cathy!
I’ve honestly never wanted a salad more in my life! It looks so refreshing yet comfrting with the egg and bacon and ranch dressing. I love your tip about making the kale taste better. I ould never have known that!
Thanks for the kind words Sharon! I hope you give this a try!
Oh my! This look so healthy and delicious!
Thank you, Esther!
THAT is my kind of salad, I could eat it several times a week!
I know – me, too! Thanks, Kimberly!
that ranch dressing is epic. I love ranch.
Me. Too. I’d put it on anything/everything! Thanks, Nicole!
That salad looks beautiful! I think I have all the ingredients in the house. Definitely making this!
Thanks, Ashley! Oh! Good for you – hope you try it and enjoy!
This salad has me so ready for lunch! It looks absolutely YUMMY!!!
Thanks, Cathy! I would love another, too!
The salad looks so good!!!!! Nice job!
Thanks so much, Daria!
This salad sounds so delicious! You just can’t beat homemade ranch dressing!
Thanks, Joscelyn! I love making dressing instead of buying it – always better!
This is absolutely my kinda main-dish salad. And that dressing sounds fab, too!
Thanks, Dorothy – definitely filling & tasty
This looks so healthy and delicious! I’m growing kale right now in my fall garden, so I’m always looking for great new recipes that incorporate it!
Thanks, Angie! How great to have kale so handy! We planted it, too, but not a lot (small garden).
Looks delicious and I must make it too!
Thanks so much, Apolline! Hope you try it!
This looks so so delicious! Can’t wait to try it. xo, sharon
Thanks a bunch, Sharon!
Such a beautiful salad, Patricia and you just can’t beat homemade salad dressings – Ranch is my favorite one!
Thanks so much, Joanie!!
I’ve been craving a big salad lately, and let’s face it: you can’t have a big salad without a fab dressing. This Kale Cobb Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing hits the spot and delivers some serious flavor.
It seems like I’ve been making a lot of indulgent dishes lately, and loading up on the sweets, too. Is it because the holidays are basically here and I’ve already succumbed to “the holiday season of eating?” Whatever the reason, it’s time for a big salad!
This Kale Cobb Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing hits the spot, and it has a bit of indulgence to it, too (the dressing, for one!). I like to use kale in this traditional-style salad for some extra heartiness, flavor, and nutrition – wimpy lettuce in a big salad is the worst.
I made this salad on a special TV sports night for my household: The Cleveland Cavaliers were receiving their Championship rings and having their banner raised before playing their season opener. AND the Cleveland Indians were playing just next door to them in their first World Series game in 19 years! I knew we’d work up an appetite with all the cheering and yelling.
(You can take the girl out of Ohio, but you can’t take Ohio sports – good or bad – out of the girl! This past year has been good!)
It was easy to have some items made up ahead of prepping this salad. I had boiled some eggs earlier in the day, and cooked up some bacon, too. The dressing took minutes to make, and I spent a few extra minutes massaging the kale, which is so worth the time.
Have you ever ordered a kale salad out at a restaurant and it was bitter or a little tough? Likely, the kale was just washed up, chopped, and tossed for you without having had a little massage first. This “treatment” can reduce some bitterness in the kale, and sort of, tenderize it.
Interested in adding your own touches to this salad? No problem. Toss in some dried fruit and nuts. Change up the type of cheese. Make it meatless by leaving out the chicken and bacon, and adding some baked or grilled tofu. Whatever makes you happy!
Let’s not forget how amazing it is to make and serve your own salad dressing. It’s almost always better than the bottled variety, and you can make it in a snap. This Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is a perfect example. You’ll likely have some leftover dressing to use as a dip for veggies the next day, or to serve with your weekend pizza – that might be a Midwest thing, but try it. You’ll like it!
If you’re interested in more salad recipes, try one of my other creations:
Spinach & Salmon Salad with Creamy Dairy-Free Herbed Dressing
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Blueberries & Lemon Vinaigrette
Grilled Eggplant, Cherries, and Couscous Salad
1 large bunch kale (I used Tuscan kale), leaves cut from ribs, then cut into bite-sized pieces
2 hard boiled eggs, shelled and halved
1 (6-ounce) grilled chicken breast, sliced thin
4 slices cooked bacon, broken up into large pieces
1 large avocado (or two small ones), sliced
2 tablespoons pepitas for garnish (optional)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Greek non-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon dried mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves
Add the kale leaves to a large bowl and use your hand to massage and rub together the leaves for several minutes. Do this until the leaves turn a darker green and soften.
Transfer the kale to a serving bowl. Add the remaining ingredients over the top of the kale, sectioned around the bowl.
Sprinkle the pepitas over the top if using and serve with the Buttermilk Ranch dressing
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