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The Talk of the Potluck Kale and Apple Salad

Rated as 4.81 out of 5 Stars
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"A favorite for potlucks, family gatherings, and hot summer nights at home. With a food processor to chop the kale, I can be done and out the door to a party within 25 minutes - and that includes 5 minutes to find my keys. My kids love this salad when I add lots of apples!"
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Ingredients

20 m servings 142
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Massage salt into kale in a large bowl until kale is slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Gently stir apples, olive oil, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and vinegar into kale until salad is evenly mixed. Gently fold Gorgonzola cheese into salad.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • It is very important that the seeds are unsalted. If you only have salted seeds, massage the seeds into the kale. For a more summer taste, substitute raspberry vinegar. The sweet and crunchiness of Honey Crisp apples work the best, but Gala or Fuji are good too. Don't be scared to add more or less of any ingredient. I add more apples when I know kids are going to be eating the salad.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 142 calories; 9.5 12.7 3.6 6 308 Full nutrition

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Excellent balance of tastes and quite pretty to display as well. I used fresh pomegranate seeds instead of craisins, which tasted lovely! Great with or without the cheese. Also, it makes a huge ...

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This was way to salty! I would eliminate the salt and salt at the table if necessary. For my taste, I would prefer nuts to the sunflower seeds. I love craisins and gorgonzola but I still thou...

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Excellent balance of tastes and quite pretty to display as well. I used fresh pomegranate seeds instead of craisins, which tasted lovely! Great with or without the cheese. Also, it makes a huge ...

Easy to make and tasty this salad is a hit!

I didn't have dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, or Gorgonzola cheese. I used walnuts and didn't use any cheese. Next time I make I may add some goat cheese. This was an absolute hit for my hus...

I made this for the first time just last week as my husband had told he did not like kale. When he tasted this- I am now be making it for the third time. A few tweaks.. sometimes I use mandarin...

I didn't have gorgonzola so I used a different cheese, but it would have elevated the flavors even more. I don't like the texture of kale but love the health benefits, so I like trying new recip...

Used roasted pumpkin seeds and feta cheese. Great!

I made this per the recipe- it was a hit- all gone at the end of the event. I think you could get away with less olive oil or add more cider vinegar.... And I think massaging the kale was key. ...

This was way to salty! I would eliminate the salt and salt at the table if necessary. For my taste, I would prefer nuts to the sunflower seeds. I love craisins and gorgonzola but I still thou...

This is a really easy, delicious, healthy salad. I omitted the cheese and didn't miss it at all, but I'm sure it's equally good with it. Great way to use up all of the kale from our garden!