I love a good kale salad and especially love adding in seasonal ingredients to them when I can! This Winter Kale Salad is perfect to make during the cooler months. It’s great as a side salad or top it with any protein to make into a balanced meal.

You can’t beat a good salad to have on repeat during the week. Not only is this packed with nourishing ingredients, but it’s a great way to use some seasonal items too. This time of year, I want all of the pomegranate seeds, pecans and apple in my recipes! Like many of my salads, they are great to top with protein to make into a more balanced meal. Have you tried the Fall Kale Salad or Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad? Both favorites too! I’d recommend adding chicken or salmon on top of this one!

This kale salad would also be great to serve as a side dish to a holiday party or for a large dinner. It can easily be doubled to make more! Plus, as the dressing soaks into the kale it tastes even better with all of the ingredients.

What you need for Winter Kale Salad:

  • Shredded Kale
  • Farro
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Pecans
  • Golden Raisins
  • White Cheddar Cheese
  • Apple
  • Olive Oil
  • Maple Syrup
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Scallion
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sea Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Lemon

How to make this kale salad:

  1. Start by preparing the dressing. Mix together.
  2. Pour on top of kale and massage it to soak into the kale. It’s important to do this to make the kale taste better!
  3. Top with cooked farro, pomegranate, pecans, apple and shredded white cheddar cheese.
  4. Mix together and serve.
  5. Enjoy!

How to store your kale salad:

It’s best to store any leftovers of your kale salad in a sealed container in the fridge. I like using these for easy storage!

If you want to pair this salad, try doing this:

  • Add your favorite protein like chicken or salmon!
  • Have it as a side with steak or a wrap at lunch time.
  • Mix in rotisserie chicken when you make it.

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FAQs

How long will this salad last for?

This salad will keep in the fridge for up to 2-3 days! If you want to keep it even longer, massage the kale on the day you want to enjoy it 🙂

What’s the best way to serve this salad?

It’s best to serve this as a side salad along with the rest of your lunch or dinner. You can also serve it in a large bowl and top it with protein.

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Winter Kale Salad

Winter Kale Salad

Yield:
Serves 2

Prep Time:
10 minutes

Cook Time:
7 minutes

Total Time:
17 minutes

This Winter Kale Salad is full of flavor and packed with seasonal ingredients to enjoy during the cooler weather. Perfect to top with any protein or serve as a side.

Ingredients

  • 7 cups shredded kale
  • 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 golden apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup cooked farro
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 lemon, juoce
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing the dressing by combining olive oil, lemon, maple syrup, dijon, apple cider vinegar, scallion, sea salt and garlic powder. Mix together.
  1. Pour on top of kale and massage it to soak into the kale. It’s important to do this to make the kale taste better!
  2. Top with cooked farro, pomegranate, pecans, apple and shredded white cheddar cheese.
  3. Mix together and serve.
  4. Enjoy!

until next time…