Kale Apple and Walnut Salad - green, fresh and crunchy.

Kale Apple and Walnut Salad

So fresh, crunchy and delicious, this kale apple and walnut salad is very filling, satisfying and good for you.

Serves

2 salads

Prep Time

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Toast the walnuts in dry skillet over medium heat.
  2. Remove the kale ribs and chop the leaves in bite-size pieces. Place the kale in a large bowl and drizzle less that a Tbsp olive oil over it. Massage with your hand for 2-3 minutes and let it stand while you prepare the apple and the dressing. This is the trick to tenderize pieces of kale for a salad.
  3. Dice the granny smith apple. And add it to the kale. Add the toasted walnuts.
  4. In a small jar, add the olive oil, honey, lemon juice, some salt and ground black pepper. Put the lid on and shake to mix everything together.
  5. Pour the dressing all over the kale salad. Toss everything together. Put in a nice serving bowl and enjoy!

Note

If you choose to use baby kale leaves you can skip massaging the kale. This process helps turn tough raw kale into the perfect leafy bite.


Kale Apple & Walnut salad. With kale, like the leafy vegetable. The green one. But it’s delicious and nutritious and making me feel all healthy.

Kale Apple and Walnut Salad - green, fresh and crunchy. 310 calories.

A colorful combination of flavors and textures for your holiday table.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size
250 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
310
Total Fat
23.4g
Saturated Fat
2.7g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
120mg
Total Carbohydrates
25.0g
Dietary Fiber
4.6g
Sugars
11.6g
Protein
6.5g

Recipe Rating

5
Average: 5 (3 votes)

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Natalie Claus's picture
This looks so mouthwatering!!! I've got to get the ingredients to make this. 
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Mary's picture
Thank you Natalie!
Laney (Ortensia Blu)'s picture
What a great salad! Kale and apples together are such a nice combination...
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Mary's picture
Thank you so much! I really appreciate that Laney!
Maggie Moore's picture
Great recipe! I love the mix of flavors. Very delicious and different, definitely making this one again!
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Mary's picture
Thanks Maggie! I am kind of obsessed with the kale and apple thing :)