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Kale and Apple Salad with Walnut Dressing

Makes 16 cups (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Total Time
45 mins

Greek yogurt is the secret to this light but creamy dressing. And because raw kale is so sturdy, it can sit for quite a while without getting soggy.

su-Kale and Apple Salad with Walnut Dressing

 2 cups walnut halves
 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
 1/3 cup Champagne vinegar or lemon juice
 1/2 cup roasted walnut oil*
 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
 3 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1 bunch curly green kale
 1 bunch curly red kale
 1 Fuji apple
Step 1


Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°. Toss walnuts with 1 tbsp. olive oil and spread out evenly on a baking sheet. Bake until a rich golden brown and very fragrant, about 12 minutes. Let cool slightly, then roughly chop enough walnuts to measure 1/4 cup. Reserve remaining halves.

Step 3

Whirl together remaining 3 tbsp. olive oil, the vinegar, walnut oil, mustard, yogurt, and salt in a blender just until smooth. Add chopped walnuts and whirl quickly just to blend (you want the walnuts to stay chunky). Pour into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Step 4

Tear kale into bite-size pieces (discard stems or save for another use) and put in a resealable plastic bag; chill kale and dressing until you leave.

Step 5


Step 6

Toss kale well with dressing in a large bowl. Let sit at least 10 minutes and up to 30, tossing occasionally (this helps soften the kale slightly).

Step 7

Slice apple and add half the slices, along with half the reserved walnut pieces, tossing to coat. Transfer salad to a large platter. Sprinkle with remaining apple slices and walnuts.

Step 8

*We like La Tourangelle brand, available at well-stocked grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 165Calories from Fat 78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g22%

Saturated Fat 1.5g8%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 76mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 8.4g3%

Dietary Fiber 1.9g8%
Protein 3.3g7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.