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Kale and Cranberry Salad

If you’re late to the kale salad party or think you don't lie kale, this Kale and Cranberry Salad with a fresh citrusy sweet dressing is the perfect place to start to change your mind.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 6



  • 1 bunch kale stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries cut in half
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ apple chopped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice or orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • Wash kale. Remove stems. Tear kale into smaller pieces and place in large bowl. Add lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Massage kale for 2-3 minutes to break down fibers and soften the kale. Add cranberries, apple, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.
  • Add dressing ingredients to a glass jar. Cover jar and shake to combine and emulsify the dressing. Alternately use a whisk to combine all ingredients.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss.
  • Leftovers can be enjoyed the next day.
Keyword citrusy salad dressing, cranberries, kale, kale salad