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Kale Salad Recipe

Lil' Luna
Sweet Kale Salad is topped with chunks of apple, candied pecans, dried cranberries, and bacon, served with a homemade sweet dijon vinaigrette!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 493 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups kale chopped
  • 1 apple cut into 1/4-inch chunks
  • 2/3 cups candied pecans whole or coarsely chopped
  • 6 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cups dried cranberries

For the dressing:

  • 1 tbsp shallot coarsley chopped
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp. coarse kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cups olive oil or mild tasting oil

Instructions
 

  • In a medium serving bowl combine kale, apple, pecans, bacon, and cranberries
  • In a small food processor combine the ingredients for the dressing. Pulse until creamy and emulsified. 
  • Toss salad in dressing and serve immediately.

Notes

  • You can easily add feta or gorgonzola cheese, roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas) or grilled chicken to make this a more substantial salad.
  • Don't like kale? Swap it out for shave brussels sprouts or a mixed greens!

Nutrition

Serving: 4gCalories: 493kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 10gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 734mgPotassium: 670mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 10081IUVitamin C: 123mgCalcium: 186mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Kale Salad
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