Kale and Apple Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing
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Serves: 4 Servings
  • Kale and Apple Salad:
  • 2 Bunches Lacinato Kale, chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ⅓ Cup Dried Cranberries or Cherries
  • 1 Large Red Apple or Granny Smith, chopped (no need to peel)
  • ⅓ Cup Pecan Halves
  • ⅓ Cup Shredded Carrots
  • ¼ Cup Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • 2 Grilled Chicken Breasts, cut into strips
  • Maple Balsamic Dressing:
  • 3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • ⅓ Cup Maple Syrup
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Kale and Apple Salad:
  2. Place all of the chopped kale in a large salad bowl. Using your hands, massage the sea salt into the kale leaves evenly. This step is optional but it really gives the kale great flavor. Add in the remaining salad ingredients and give it a good toss. Coat with Maple Balsamic Dressing before serving.
  3. Maple Balsamic Dressing:
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing, adding salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the salad when ready to serve.
Recipe by Mariah's Pleasing Plates at https://mariahspleasingplates.com/kale-and-apple-salad-with-maple-balsamic-dressing/