Simple Kale Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

My three kids and I love kale so we are always experimenting with new ways to use it in the kitchen. I came up with the idea to add some sweetness, using dried cranberries and crunch with toasted pecans. Then all you need is to prepare a simple cider vinaigrette. This Kale Salad with Cider Vinaigrette is amazing, and it’s a great salad to accompany seafood, chicken or pork. Top it off with crumbled feta, goat cheese or even blue cheese. Oh, by the way, this also would make a great fall holiday recipe.


Simple Kale Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

Prep Times:

20 minutes


4 servings


1//2 cup honey
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup olive oil
6 cups chopped fresh kale leaves
1/3 cup sliced radishes (about 5)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, vinegar, mustard and lemon juice. Whisk in olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste.

2. In a large salad bowl, combine kale, radishes, cranberries and pecans. Drizzle with dressing and add feta cheese, tossing gently, and serve.

11 thoughts on “Simple Kale Salad with Cider Vinaigrette”

  1. Had a wonderful kale salad at a restaurant in Charleston. This recipe sounds close. Thanks for the recipe. Look forward to making it.

  2. I tried this salad it was wonderful. I have also made it with walnuts and red delicious apples instead of pecans and pears.

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