Kale and Spinach Chop Salad with Apples by , on Apr 05, 2017.

  • Yield
    4 servings
  • Prep time
  • Level
    Simple

Nutritious green kale salad with chopped apples and a citrus vinaigrette.

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups loosely packed, roughly chopped fresh kale, center ribs removed (approximately 5 to 6 large leaves)
  • 4 cups loosely packed, roughly chopped fresh baby spinach (approximately 4 ounces)
  • 2 Stemilt apples, cored, cut into 8 wedges and thinly sliced (about 3 cups sliced)
  • 2 cups shredded carrot (approximately three 6”-7” carrots)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion (approximately 2 large green onions)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery (approximately 2 medium stalks)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery (approximately 2 medium stalks)
  • 2 cups roughly chopped dry roasted, unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 tbsp good balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice (1 or 2 navel oranges, divided)
  • 2 tsp apricot jam
  • 1/2 tsp tamari
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Whisk balsamic vinegar, 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice, apricot jam, tamari, and honey in a bowl, until just combined. Add in olive oil and whisk to incorporate. Set aside.
  2. Place chopped kale in a large bowl. Add approximately 2 to 3 tablespoons of vinaigrette to kale and “massage” dressing into greens with clean hand for 1 minute. (This will help “tame” and soften kale.) Place sliced apples in a small bowl and squeeze juice from remaining navel orange over top; toss to incorporate. A touch of citrus keeps the apple flesh white. Set apples aside while you chop other fixings.
  3. Add spinach, apples (drained), carrot, green onion, celery, and radish to kale. Lightly dress salad with vinaigrette, as preferred. Toss greens to fully incorporate vinaigrette. Add almonds and cranberries to greens and toss a few more times to just incorporate. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

Calories: 943.9 mg, Fat Content: 30.5 g, Protein Content: 12.8 g, Carbohydrate Content: 70.5 g, Fiber Content: 14.8 g, Sugar Content: 42 g, Sodium Content: 187.8 g.