Kale and Apple Salad with Cranberries

kale and apple salad served on a white plate.

5 from 5 reviews

Thinly sliced kale soaks up a tasty dressing, tossed with crisp apples for a delicious, healthy salad.



For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • dash of mustard

Other salad ingredients

  • 2 cups kale leaves, rinsed and well dried
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1/2 an apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp feta cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin or sunflower seeds, toasted


  1. Make the dressing: Combine the olive oil, maple syrup and cider vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk in the mustard, and set aside.
  2. Prep the kale: Rinse and thoroughly dry the kale. Thinly slice the kale, discarding the stems.
  3. Toss kale with dressing: Place the sliced kale in a salad bowl along with the cranberries. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, and toss with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Let the kale sit for 10 to 15 minutes to absorb the dressing and soften.
  4. Finish the salad: Add the feta cheese to the salad, if using, and toss with 1 more tablespoon of the dressing. Place the apple slices on top of the salad, and sprinkle with the seeds. Enjoy!


  • You can use pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds; or use a combination as we did.
  • Double the recipe if you want to use a whole apple.
  • Apple slices go nicely with cheddar cheese if you want to serve that as an appetizer to use the other half of the apple.

Keywords: kale salad, kale and apple salad, kale recipes, kale and cranberries

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