THIS. 3. Home » Side Dishes and Salads » Kale Apple Salad with Honey Dressing, Posted on January 4, 2019 By: Author Kayti Lavergne. I’m putting all of them into this garden salad. This healthy salad is Low-Sodium and Gluten-Free. The apple will turn brown once it is cut, so add this just before serving as well. Kale leaves have a good structure that makes a springy satisfying salad base. Kale is springy and resilient so it does require chewing. This delicious Kale Apple salad is dressed with a delicious honey vinaigrette and has pops of feta cheese and cranberries laced throughout. EXCEPT we ALWAYS pull the leafy part off the kale ribs. Finally, the DRESSING! If making this salad ahead of time, I recommend storing the dressing separately to prevent the salad from getting soggy. amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; Make the dressing by whisking all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Hi Cyprianne, Thank you for Letting us know you love this recipe. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; Seven Spring salads you have to try - Polished Plaid, Kayti and Diane the Co-Founders of  Homemade Food Junkie blog. I’m ... the cucumbers give this Baby Kale and Apple salad a refreshing crunch and help to off-set the acidity of the apples and the vinaigrette. This honey salad dressing recipe is acidic. Save the leftover granola for a snack or another salad. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "homefoodjunk-20"; Honey Mustard Dressing; Greek Dressing; Bright Lemon Vinaigrette; Italian Dressing; Can you make this salad ahead of time? My cupcakes and delicious casseroles are recipes best eaten sparingly if you value a tiny waistline. but if you do, this gluten free salad dressing is for you. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; EXCEPT we pull the leafy part off the kale ribs. What a great idea to double the dressing and keep it on hand. NOTE: DO NOT massage Baby kale. This salad will keep well, covered and refrigerated, for up to 4 days. It’s both vegetarian and gluten free. This is a plus for feeling full and satisfied. It rocks! Kale Salad Dressing Recipe The honey lemon dressing is very simple to put together. Learn how your comment data is processed. Topped with a delicious honey dressing it all comes together for a bowl full of nutritious goodness. This incredibly easy to make kale apple salad is sweet and crunchy with a bit of a kick from the feta cheese. Gently massage the kale between your fingers until you feel the leaf start to soften. Before you begin, massage the kale leaves if you want them softer. If you prefer to have a softer leaf in your salad you may massage the kale. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; Just wait to serving time to dress them for the very best results. Thank you for such a great recipe! Join us in our journey to live better and eat healthier. So you know I’m not eating MUCH of those cupcakes and casseroles I love to make. You motivate us when you share your results with our recipes. OPTIONAL: Sprinkle the leaves with a bit of kosher salt, olive oil or vinegar or lemon juice to aid the process. Apples, pecans, kale, and cranberries go well together. Massage the leaves until you like the softened texture. If you’re not into a leaf that fights back a bit when you chew it, you may wish to soften the kale before making it into a salad. Pick up the leaves gently between your thumbs and fingers. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I also double up on the dressing recipe so that i can always have some on had. Use hands to stir well and massage lightly until kale just starts to wilt. My gallbladder went south on me while I was in the military. I like to dress the kale before adding any of the other ingredients, but you can also add the dressing after the salad is fully assembled. Also messaging kale means your salad is ready to serve and won’t hold well for long. Any variety of kale can be used for this salad, I personally think curly kale works best and has the best flavor. What is a good salad to go with Thanksgiving dinner? All content within the blog posts on this site is the sole intellectual property of Diane Williams LLC and protected under United States copyright laws: Copyright © 2020 Homemade Food Junkie | The Wisteria on Trellis Framework by Mediavine. We are a Mother Daughter team  sharing Recipes, Garden tips and DIY ideas. You know, the little kale leaves in the tubs at the market. I personally like curly kale for this salad, but any type of kale will work. Once everything is tossed together, it will keep for 2 days in the fridge. You would never know that by looking at the posts I usually write. Thank you for joining our Homemade Food Junkie community. You can also subscribe without commenting. amzn_assoc_linkid = "dfebefc24435b5a470642266c294393f"; This delicious Kale Apple salad is dressed with a tasty sweet honey vinaigrette. I don’t have to worry about gluten free. It will brighten the leaf taste in the salad. Allow the kale to drain as you prepare the rest of the salad.