Very healthy, nutrient-dense salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Toast walnuts in skillet until fragrant and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Toss kale, celery, 1/2 of the apple, 1/4 cup walnuts, and 1/4 cup raisins together in a large bowl.

  • Combine remaining apple, walnuts, and raisins with Dijon mustard, water, red wine vinegar, and sea salt in a blender; blend until smooth, adding water as needed to thin the mixture so it blends completely. Drizzle dressing over the salad and toss.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 28.5g 9% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 298.7mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2015
The thick dressing is delicious, but the kale is so prominent, I feel more dressing would be welcome. Funny, I usually go very light on the dressing, but this unusual dressing seems a bit skimpy, and I would like more apple, too. B.t.w., I had to use my stick blender, because the quantity of dressing stayed below my blender blades and wouldn't puree. Thanks for the idea, I would never have thought of this combination! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2015
The thick dressing is delicious, but the kale is so prominent, I feel more dressing would be welcome. Funny, I usually go very light on the dressing, but this unusual dressing seems a bit skimpy, and I would like more apple, too. B.t.w., I had to use my stick blender, because the quantity of dressing stayed below my blender blades and wouldn't puree. Thanks for the idea, I would never have thought of this combination! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2019
Had to use honey mustard when I discovered I had no dijon. I grow the flat leaf lacinato kale that's a little milder. The salad was so good. Interesting way to dress it. Definitely making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2019
Followed recipe to the letter.. Delicious! Will definitely make again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2018
I substituted almonds for walnuts apple cider vinegar for red wine honey mustard for dijon and added craisins to the raisins (all just 'cause that's what I had on hand). Still turned out delicious! The emptiest I've ever seen a salad bowl at a dinner party. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2017
I made it just as the recipe states (includingadditional water). We liked it very much and will make again. Thx for sharing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2020
I used more apple and added halved grapes to the salad. I also cut the kale into thin strips because I heard that would lessen the strong taste of it. I also added about 1 TBSP mayo to the dressing and a lot of water to get the consistency I wanted. Overall it was very good and different. I will recommend to my friends. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2018
Fantastic quick recipe! Dressing is delish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2016
Really easy to make in a NutriBullet; a little goes a long way with this dressing. Based on the ingredients I'd say it's fat free. The apples and flavor cut the taste of the kale perfectly. Everyone at the table enjoyed it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2020
I followed the recipe exactly except... (lol) I only had 2 cups of kale (from the garden), dill mustard (for the Dijon mustard), rasberry balsamic vinegar (for the red wine vinegar) and a very large honey crisp apple (the size of two normal size apples). The dressing was delish, though I think the Dijon mustard would be better. The salad was delish. The 2 cups of kale was plenty and a better balance with the large apple and other ingredients IMO. A perfect and healthy lunch all by itself (I ate the entire salad for lunch) or a wonderful dinner salad. I will make it again, thank you for sharing. Read More