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Fall Kale Salad

This easy fall kale salad is loaded with cranberries, seeds, golden raisins, feta, apple slices, and pomegranate seeds. Tossed in a creamy honey mustard vinaigrette, this salad is quick to make and adds a great pop of color to any spread! Use tongs or clean hands to gently massage the dressing into the kale to make it less tough. This salad can be made in advance, just wait and add the dressing before serving.

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Easy honey mustard vinaigrette goes perfect with this salad!

Grocery List for the Fall Kale Salad:

  • Chopped Kale
  • Feta
  • Apples
  • Pomegranate
  • Pepitas
  • Golden Raisins
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Honey
  • Mustard
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

In a small mixing bowl combine the honey, mustard, Worcestershire, balsamic, salt, and pepper. Whisk well to combine.

In a large mixing bowl combine the kale and dressing, use tongs or clean hands to gently massage the dressing into the kale. Transfer to a serving dish and top with dried cranberries, pepitas, golden raisins, pomegranate kernels, crumbled feta, and sliced apples. Toss to combine and serve immediately.

Notes

*This salad can be made a day or two in advance, wait to add the dressing until service.

Variations:

  • Sub dried cherries or regular raisins
  • Add shaved parmesan or crumbled blue cheese
  • Sub pears for the sliced apple
  • Add grilled chicken or bacon
  • Add in sunflower seeds or nuts

Fall Kale Salad

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Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Easy Side Dishes, Fall side dish, Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $$
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Ingredients: 

For the Salad:

  • 12 oz. bag Chopped kale
  • 2 medium Apples, sliced thin
  • 8 oz. Feta, crumbled
  • 1 Pomegranate
  • 1/2 cup Pepitas, roasted and salted
  • 1/2 cup Dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Golden raisins

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 3 tbsp Whole grain or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions:

  • In a small mixing bowl combine the honey, mustard, Worcestershire, balsamic, salt, and pepper. Whisk well to combine.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the kale and dressing, use tongs or clean hands to gently massage the dressing into the kale. Transfer to a serving dish and top with dried cranberries, pepitas, golden raisins, pomegranate kernels, crumbled feta, and sliced apples. Toss to combine and serve immediately.

Notes:

*This salad can be made a day or two in advance, wait to add the dressing until service.

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