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kale salad with apples in a wooden salad bowl

Kale Salad with Apples

Sandi Gaertner
Kale Salad with Apples is a kid friendly healthy salad recipe! Crunchy sweet apples balance out the harsh flavor of the kale. Tossed with a sweet vinaigrette, this Gluten Free Kale Salad with Apples is simply delicious!
4 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Gluten Free Salad Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 75 kcal



  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 bunch kale * see note
  • 2 apples chopped
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil


  • In a small bowl, mix lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, dijan, basil, and garlic. Whisk and allow to sit.
  • In a large salad bowl, add all salad ingredients.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Allow to sit for 10 minutes for flavors to blend.


  1. To make your kale kid-friendly, you will want to massage the kale to remove the bitter flavor. To massage kale, put it into a bowl and use your hands to rub the leaves. Continue until the leaves soften and lose some of their stiffness.
  2. Rub your kale with extra virgin olive oil for the best flavor.
  3. You can customize this salad in a few ways. Add nuts and dried cranberries for a fun flavor combination.
  4. Add cooked shrimp or chicken to make this salad a meal.


Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 135mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1054IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword kale salad with apples
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