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Cilantro-Kale Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen


Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 cups salad)

Drizzle cilantro and kale with a homemade buttermilk dressing for a fresh-tasting salad. 


  • 5 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup cilantro stems
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 ounces baby kale
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro stems
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 47
  • fat 2.3 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 4 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 184 mg
  • calcium 98 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine buttermilk, 1/4 cup cilantro stems, sour cream, pepper, and salt in a mini food processor; process until combined. Combine kale, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro stems, and radishes in a bowl. Drizzle salad with dressing.

Cook's Notes

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