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Kale Apple Salad

This Kale Apple Salad is a healthy vegan salad recipe that the whole family will love.  It is a fun twist on a classic, with candied walnuts and a lightened up dressing that will become a favorite. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 365kcal

Ingredients

Candied Walnuts

  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • 2 tablespoons coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve or sweetener of choice

Salad

  • 2 heads kale chopped fine and massaged (optional)
  • 2 heads endive chopped
  • 1 head radicchio. chopped
  • 1 apple cored and diced
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes sliced in half
  • 3 stalks celery sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved

Instructions

Make Walnuts

  • Place a skillet over medium high heat. Add walnuts, coconut nectar and sea salt. Cook, stirring constantly for about four minutes. Remove walnuts from pan and all to cool on parchment paper.

Dressing

  • Combine lime juice, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, dark sesame oil and Swerve in a blender. Process until smooth.

Salad

  • In a large bowl, combine kale, endive, radicchio, apple, grapes, celery and tomatoes. Toss with dressing and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 1085mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 7920IU | Vitamin C: 74.9mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 2.8mg