Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad

Cranberry Walnut Kale SaladThis Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad is soooo easy. And so good!  It made a nice green side for Thanksgiving this year among all of the savory hearty goodness.

Cranberry Walnut Kale SaladI doubled the recipe size to accommodate lots of people and I’m glad I did!  2 bunches of kale, 2/3 cup of dried cranberries, and about a cup of walnuts. Then a super simple honey, fresh lemon, olive oil dressing.

Cranberry Walnut Kale SaladFirst, a good clean and prep of the kale into a large bowl.

Cranberry Walnut Kale SaladThen the dressing.  I juiced a few lemons…

Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad…added some oil…

IMG_8320…and finished it with some local raw honey.  I love this honey!

Cranberry Walnut Kale SaladOnce it was all whisked up, I poured about 3/4 of it over the kale and then ‘massaged’ it into the kale with hands, which was pretty much just making sure it was all well incorporated and mixed well into the kale.

Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad

Once dressed, I added the cranberries,

Cranberry Walnut Kale Saladand the walnuts,

Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad

then we had a fast and easy but flavorful Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad.  Eating some of this salad made me feel much less guilty about all of the amazing cornbread stuffing I may or may not of had multiple servings of throughout the course of our 8 hour Thanksgiving meal(s).

Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad
Kick up your kale in a salad with cranberries and walnuts!
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 bunch of curly kale
  2. 1/3 cup of dried cranberries
  3. 1/2 cup of walnuts (or any other nuts)
  4. 2 teaspoons of local raw honey
  5. 3 tablespoons of a good olive oil
  6. juice of one lemon
  7. salt to taste
  1. Clean the kale from the stems and then rip into small bite sized pieces into a large bowl.
  2. Juice the lemon and then whisk in olive oil and honey. Add a pinch of salt to taste.
  3. Pour about 3/4 of the dressing onto kale and with hands mix well and massage into kale until slightly wilted. Taste and then add more dressing to taste.
  4. Add cranberries and walnuts and mix.
Adapted from 40 Aprons
Adapted from 40 Aprons
Served From Scratch
The perfect fall salad Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad

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