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Sweet Cranberry Apple Kale Salad

with ginger, walnuts and goat cheese … Adapted from The Complete Book of Raw Food Volume 2

Sweet Cranberry Apple Kale Salad with Ginger, Walnuts & Goat Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kale #salad #recipe

The sweet and intense taste of fresh ginger infuses this salad … it’s a super healthy salad with loads of curly kale, but I massaged the kale with olive oil to reduce the bitterness. The cranberries add a sweet, tart and chewy factor, the apples give a nice juicy sort of crunch, and it’s all balanced out with toasted walnuts and creamy goat cheese. It’s really quite a genius mix of flavors and colors and I’m so glad I discovered it in my Book of Raw Food–and actually took time to MAKE it before the kale went bad!

You see, I had bought kale specifically to make this salad, then didn’t have time to make it … so it sat in the veggie drawer in the fridge, waiting for me … until it was time to clean the fridge to make room for new groceries and then I remembered, oh yes, there was that kale salad I had meant to make! I had better get on that.

Sweet Cranberry Apple Kale Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 - 3 servings

Sweet Cranberry Apple Kale Salad


  • 2 cups kale leaves, deveined and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped (and peeled, if you like)
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • For the top:
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled


  1. Put the kale leaves in a bowl, add the olive oil and toss, then massage the oil into the kale leaves. (This helps reduce the bitterness of the kale.)
  2. Add the apple, orange juice, ginger, honey, and cranberries and toss to mix completely. Cover and refrigerate until it's time to eat.
  3. At serving time, sprinkle with toasted walnuts and goat cheese crumbles.


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Sweet Cranberry Apple Kale Salad with Ginger, Walnuts & Goat Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #kale #salad #recipe

This recipe was shared at Gluten Free FridayFriday FrenzyReal Food FridayWhat to Do WeekendsThe Weekend Social, The Weekend Re-Treat, Clever Chicks Bloghop and Pretty Pintastic Party.

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  1. This combo is right up my alley. Love #Kale, #driedCranberries and all the rest. Your dressing combo is very creative. Thanks for sharing this at #theWeekendSocial. I always look forward to seeing what you bring to the table. Drop by next time, Thursdays 9:00 PM EST…Please! 🙂 I’m off to pin!

    June 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm