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Published on January 15th, 2013 | by Reader Recipe


Reader Recipe: Kale and Apple Salad

by Andrea @Vibrant Wellness Journal

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Kale Salad

This is a great cool weather salad featuring a mixture of sweet, roasted root vegetables and a refreshing mix of raw greens and apples!

Kale and Apple Salad

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 2 cups finely diced carrots
  • 2 cups finely diced celery or fennel
  • 1 cup sliced leeks
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups Lacinato kale, destemmed and sliced thinly
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups shredded apple
  • 1 cup finely shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Cooking Directions

  1. In a large bowl toss together carrots, celery/fennel, leeks, olive oil and salt and pepper. Pour onto a lined, rimmed baking sheet. Heat oven to 400º and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until vegetables are soft. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a very large bowl toss kale with 1 Tablespoon lemon juice. Using your hands, massage until bright green and wilted.
  3. Add apple, cabbage, and almonds to kale. Drizzle with remaining Tablespoon lemon juice, olive oil, and vinegar, and toss to combine. Toss in cooked vegetables and stir. Serve immediately! Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Reader Recipe: Kale and Apple Salad

  1. Jennifer says:

    I have recently discovered Kale (esp. in my green smoothies) so I will have to give this a try! Thanks!

  2. John L. Farthing says:

    Recently we’ve noticed a number of terrific recipes on EDB. Tonight we enjoyed the Kale and Apple Salad. We found it to be incredibly wholesome, hearty, and delicious, especially with a slice of whole wheat bread. Half of the receipe was more than enough to provide a wonderful dinner for two. Who would have thought that nutricious could be so delicious?!!

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