Delicious and light. We can't get enough of it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss kale, grapes, feta cheese, and walnuts together in a large salad bowl.

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  • Stir seasoned rice vinegar and water together to make 3/4 cup total volume. Whisk honey and olive oil into the vinegar mixture until completely integrated; pour over the kale mixture and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

452 calories; protein 12.6g 25% DV; carbohydrates 41.3g 13% DV; fat 30.2g 47% DV; cholesterol 25mg 8% DV; sodium 364.9mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2014
I posted this recipe and it looks like admin changed it up a bit. For the dressing I always use equal parts honey, seasoned rice vinegar and olive oil. That makes it so easy to adjust to a smaller or larger salad. If I'm making a small batch maybe just a quarter cup of each. for larger salads (or if I'm making extras to keep for another day) I sometimes make it with a full cup of each. Keep it simple :) Also the water in my kale (if I've just washed it)waters down the dressing a bit anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2014
I posted this recipe and it looks like admin changed it up a bit. For the dressing I always use equal parts honey, seasoned rice vinegar and olive oil. That makes it so easy to adjust to a smaller or larger salad. If I'm making a small batch maybe just a quarter cup of each. for larger salads (or if I'm making extras to keep for another day) I sometimes make it with a full cup of each. Keep it simple :) Also the water in my kale (if I've just washed it)waters down the dressing a bit anyway. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2013
Really enjoyed this. Kale by nature has a tougher texture than traditional salad lettuce and the walnuts really stood up to the heartiness of the leaf. It's also not the best tasting leaf in the world so the sweetness of the grapes and the dressing worked so well. Feta added the saltiness and voila! You have a terrific salad that is oh so good for you. Thanks Kristie for the keeper! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
Wow this is a new favorite! A friend gave me some kale and not being that familiar with it I went looking for a way to use it and came up with this recipe. I already had Honey Garlic Vinaigrette by DAWNER119 (also on this site) made up and in the refrigerator so I used that as my dressing rather than the one indicated in this recipe. The only other change I made was to use toasted almonds instead of walnuts. I cut the kale into about 1/4 strips and tossed it with the dressing. I then sprinkled on the grapes feta and almonds. It was delicious and one we ll be enjoying again! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2014
Made this to take to a dinner gathering. When people heard it was kale they were skeptical but in the end everyone seemed to really enjoy it. Other than cleaning the kale it was very easy to prepare. I made a few small variations (1) I toasted the walnuts to bring out their flavor (2) I used blue agave nectar instead of honey. Though it is no better for you than honey to me it is more neutral than honey and lends sweetness while letting other flavors come through and I did do equal parts of the liquids in the dressing per the author's review of this recipe and I only added a little shot of water but wished I hadn't done that and (3) I added quite a bit of fresh ground pepper and a little salt to the dressing that was good it didn't need more. Next time I would probably try a softer goat cheese as one of the other reviewers did. Seems like it would add a nice creaminess that was lacking with the feta. Great recipe thank you! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2015
love love love this for many reasons---massage the kale briefly with olive oil and 1 tsp salt--softens the texture and improves taste of kale. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2016
This is so delish and so quick and easy! Definitely one for our regular rotation! The dressing is light and a little bit sweet and the perfect balance for the bitterness of the kale. I tossed the dressing on the salad and left it for about 30 minutes to soften the kale a bit. I served with grilled sesame ginger salmon on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2013
Delicious as is also love the dressing on any kind of lettuce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2014
I didn't have grapes so I used 2 Fuji apples cut in very small cubes and some sliced cucumber cut in quarters. For the dressing just added 2 ounces of each; rice vinegar olive oil and agave syrup (didn't have honey either it turned out FANTASTIC!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2013
I used mixed baby kales and added salt & pepper to dressing. We enjoyed the sweet and saltiness of this salad. Read More