Kale Apple Salad Recipe

    kale apple salad on a plate

    Using ingredients like apples or pumpkins doesn’t have to be limited to dessert recipes when fall rolls around. As lovely as apple pie may be, a kale apple salad recipe like this can be just as yummy.

    Salads make a wonderful base for seasonal ingredients, and this kale salad is no exception. For this recipe, you’re going to use apple slices, dried cranberries, pecans, and crumbled feta cheese, all tossed with chopped kale leaves.

    If you find kale leaves to be too tough for your preference, one trick is to remove the stems from your kale then shred the leaves into fine ribbons, either with a sharp knife or a food processor. You’ll find the kale much easier to eat this way.

    For the apple component of this kale apple salad, you can use any type of apple that you want. If you like a tart apple, use a Granny Smith green apple. If you prefer crisp and sweet, Honeycrisp or Gala apples work well.

    The vinaigrette for this delicious fall salad recipe is a honey vinaigrette, made with honey, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and some salt and pepper. These ingredients are whisked together then poured over this irresistible kale apple salad.


    Cook time: 0 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
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    1. To a large bowl, add the kale, apple slices, cranberries, pecans, and feta cheese.
    2. In a separate small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together. Pour this dressing over the salad and gently toss to combine.

    Additional information

    Recipe adapted from homemadefoodjunkie.com

    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.