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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


Candied Walnuts

  • ½ cup walnut halves
  • 2 tablespoons coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Lime Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve or sweetener of choice


  • 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


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.


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


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


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