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.
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.