Honey mustard kale salad with sausage is an easy gluten free meal that’s hearty and tasty! When you’re in a hurry, this is a quick, family-friendly dinner that you can get on the table in no time.
Remember how I said I wanted to eat more kale this year?
I’ve been doing pretty well with that little resolution so far…we’ve made crunchy kale chips, and I’ve been doing well with sneaking it into things like creamy soup and sauces. Darryl has even been juicing it on occasion.
But my favorite way to eat kale so far is this honey mustard kale salad with sausage.
This is such an easy dinner to whip up. You just cook the sausages in a skillet with some red and yellow peppers, massage the kale with some lemon juice, and make a quick dressing. It really couldn’t get any easier, and it’s a tasty and filling salad that’s loaded with nutrients.
When you have food allergies or special dietary needs, it can be hard to find quick dinner recipes that taste good, and are easy to make. I don’t want to spend hours making a meal at the end of the day, so I like simple dinners like this one.
Be sure to take a look at all of my allergy friendly dinner recipes to find more easy, family-friendly meals to try!
Can I use something other than kale in this recipe?
Yes, you can use spinach or another green if you prefer.
Can I leave the mustard out of this recipe?
If you can’t have mustard, try this dish with this cilantro dressing, or this homemade vegan ranch dressing.
I used these chicken sausages by Alfresco, but you can use your favorite flavor or brand. Some other brands to try are Applegate as well as Gilbert’s Sausages. Please be sure to call the company to make sure a brand is safe for you. If you can’t find a safe brand of sausage, try making this salad with grilled chicken!
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Honey Mustard Kale Salad with Sausage.
- 1 bunch dinosaur kale stems removed, rinsed, and leaves cut into strips
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 6 chicken sausages I used Alfresco Smoked Andouille
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper cut into thin strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper cut into thin strips
- ¼ cup yellow mustard
- ⅓ cup honey
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
Place the chopped kale into a large bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice, and use your hands to massage the juice into the kale. This will help make the kale less tough and easier to digest.
In a large skillet, cook the peppers and sausages in the olive oil over medium heat. Cook until the sausages are browned and crisp on the outside, and the peppers are soft and a little bit caramelized.
While the sausages are cooking, make the dressing. In a small bowl, combine the honey, mustard, salt, and pepper, and whisk together.
Put the kale on a platter, and top with the cooked sausages and peppers. Drizzle with the dressing.
If you don't have a brand of sausage you can use, try this recipe with grilled chicken.
If you don't like kale, feel free to substitute spinach or another green.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy kale?
This is a great way to have your sausage and vegetables, very delicious. Also very impressive for your guests
Eating more kale is a wonderful resolution! Totally doable and looks like you’re carrying it out in the most delicious of ways. I must check out that chicken sausage and could guzzle honey mustard sauce/dressing alll day!
Your cookbook is a big inspiration in the kale department, lady! :)
Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven
I am in love with this salad, Kelly! I love all the pretty colors and the bold flavors you packed into it! I really need to get in the habit of throwing kale in my salads more often! I know it’s SO good for you. :)
What a pretty salad! Love the dressing here :)
Kristine's KitchenKristine @ Kristines
I’ve been eating so much kale lately, and can’t wait to try this salad! I love that you used sausage and bell peppers and topped it with honey mustard dressing!
Good for you eating all that kale! I’m sure it’s great for recovering after giving birth!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
I just love kale salads. The best. Such a pretty salad!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
What a gorgeous salad, Kelly! I love the addition of sausage on here. And that dressing sounds delicious! Perfect for a healthy lunch!