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Live Well Alabama recipe, Pasta and Kale Salad. Includes kale, pasta, tomatoes and light dressing.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is making delicious Pasta and Kale Salad . This recipe is light but filling and perfect for lunch. Get children involved by letting them play chef. Helping in the kitchen is a great way to introduce children to better eating. They often like to try what they helped make.


  • 4 cups raw kale, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Ranch salad dressing
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese or other shredded cheese
  • 1 cup dry pasta (shell, elbow macaroni, rotini, orzo) cooked according to package


Toss kale with salad dressing and lemon juice. Massage kale well with hands for about 2 minutes. It’s OK to squeeze! Allow kale to sit for an hour in the refrigerator. Toss other ingredients with kale and serve.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SNAP-Ed. “Through this initiative, we hope individuals with limited budgets will make healthy food choices and choose physically active lifestyles.”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.

More Information

Download a PDF of the Pasta and Kale Salad recipe.

Live Well Alabama has additional recipes that can be found on the Alabama Extension website.


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