Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Kale Salad

Kale, cabbage, apples and dried cranberries are tossed in a sweet and savoury dressing, for a hearty and healthy salad.

I know that Fall isn't really salad season, but kale is so readily available right now, that I wanted to share this recipe with you. During a recent trip to the grocery store, I was looking for a quick lunch item for me that was somewhat healthy and found this amazing kale salad. I saw that it had dried cranberries and a creamy dressing, so I grabbed a container and hoped for the best. BOY was it ever good. It was like coleslaw, but better!

The cranberries and apple add a nice sweet and tangy contrast to the bitter kale. I love that the dressing is very reminiscent of coleslaw dressing, and that this is jam packed with healthy green kale. Let's face it, coleslaw is awesome, but adding something healthy like kale, makes it that much better, LOL. It's a nice hearty salad perfect for the crisper weather. I had this salad for lunch for days and never got tired of it. I'm actually craving it again, so it's sure to be making another appearance in our house very soon.

Kale Salad

1 bunch kale
1 small bag coleslaw mix
1 1/2 C dried cranberries
1 large McIntosh apple

1 C mayonnaise
2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs sugar (more to taste if needed)
1/2 each salt and pepper
1/4- 1/3 C milk

Wash kale and remove leaves from tough ribs. Chop and place in a large bowl. Peel and core the apple, chopping to small pieces and add to the kale. Add in the coleslaw mix and dried cranberries. Set aside.

In a mason jar or small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients; adding more milk if too thick. Add more sugar, if desired to taste. Pour over salad ingredients and toss to coat.

Refrigerate at least one hour before tossing again and serving. Will keep, covered in fridge, for up to 5 days.


Tampa Cake Girl said...

Looks and sounds delicious Cindy. Pinning and sharing.

mealplanmaven said...

What a beautiful (and healthy) kale salad for fall! Would also make a lovely Thanksgiving side!

Angela LeMoine said...

Oh yes!! I am loving the sound of this salad!! Great hearty greens. Cant wait to try it out

Joanne DiPalo said...

I'm a sweet and savory girl and this salad is calling my name. It's a delicious combination of veggies and I love the dressing.

Patty Anderson said...

Love all the fall flavor in this healthy salad.

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

Yum. I can't wait to try this, Cindy!

foody schmoody said...

I think fall is salad season if it's got the right ingredients and I think you hit the nail on the head w/ this one!

April J Harris said...

What a wonderful salad, Cindy! It looks and sounds so delicious and it's healthy too!