Youth Farm is proud to have had our Kale salad with Ginger Dressing featured yesterday in the Minneapolis School Lunch!  Kale is a Youth Farm prize crop: it grows in abundance in all five neighborhoods and our youth love it!  Check out the recipe and test it for yourself!


Kale Salad with Ginger Dressing

Serves 20
This salad is perfect in the fall when kale is thriving and hearty greens are local


  • 1 1/2 lbs Kale
  • 4 small mandarin oranges peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • Dried cranberries (to garnish)Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • salt to taste

Wash and chop kale leaving out the middle segment.  Gently message the kale with a bit of olive oil and salt to soften

Mix kale, oranges, and onion in a large bowl

In a separate bowl mix dressing ingredients

Pour the dressing over the salad and gently mix

Serve with dried cranberries as a garnish


Hawthorne All Stars prepare kale salad for dinner in cooking class.


Youth Farmers examine their thriving kale plants.

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Youth Farm Kale Salad ready to serve during Minneapolis School Lunch!


Youth Farmers prepare kale salad for dinner in an after school cooking class