Kale salad with apples with walnuts and craisins

Simple Kale Salad

Apples, walnut, cranberries and a maple dressing are tossed together with kale. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kale Apple Salad, Kale Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 head of kale washed well and dried
  • 1 Gala apple chopped into medium dices
  • 2 tablespoons of raisins
  • 2 tablespoons of craisins
  • 2-3 tablespoons of chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix together the vinegar, oil, mustard, and syrup and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove the tough stem from the kale and chopped into bite size pieces.
  • Add the dressing to the kale and massage into the leaves. Yes, rub that dressing into those leaves. It will cause the kale to infuse with flavor and be easier to digest and softer to chew over time. Refrigerate for 2-8 hours and then before serving toss with the walnuts, apples, raisins, and craisins.


  • Top this salad with any dried or fresh fruit you like.
  • If you are not vegan, this salad is delicious with chunks of cheddar cheese as well.
  • Omit nuts to keep this salad nut free. 
Nutrition Facts
Simple Kale Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 965IU19%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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