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Autumn Kale Salad

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 15 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 9 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 24 mins
  • yield Yield: 4-6 1x
  • category Category: Salad
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This festive and healthy Autumn Kale Salad is packed with tons of nutrients! Perfect for a holiday side dish or autumn appetizer.



  • 1 bunch of kale, prepped and torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 granny smith apple, diced
  • 1/2 cup of craisins
  • 4 oz. of crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups of pecans, roasted
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced


  • 1 Tablespoon of stone ground mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • 3 Tablespoons of plain white vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. Prep one bunch of kale using the kale massage method. {here is a how to prep kale tutorial} Set aside.
  2. Put pecans on a baking sheet and toast in 350º oven for 7-9 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  3. Next, in a small bowl. Mix together stone ground mustard, honey, plain white vinegar, and salt & pepper. Whisk to combine and then slowly add Olive Oil until completely combined.
  4. Assemble salad. In a large bowl combine kale, diced apples, sliced radishes, toasted pecans, craisins, and crumbled goat cheese.
  5. Finish off with dressing and toss to coat all of the kale leaves.

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