The Talk of the Potluck Kale and Apple Salad

The Talk of the Potluck Kale and Apple Salad

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Dani Steinbach 3

"A favorite for potlucks, family gatherings, and hot summer nights at home. With a food processor to chop the kale, I can be done and out the door to a party within 25 minutes - and that includes 5 minutes to find my keys. My kids love this salad when I add lots of apples!"
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Ingredients

20 m servings 142 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 308 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Massage salt into kale in a large bowl until kale is slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Gently stir apples, olive oil, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and vinegar into kale until salad is evenly mixed. Gently fold Gorgonzola cheese into salad.

Footnotes

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  • It is very important that the seeds are unsalted. If you only have salted seeds, massage the seeds into the kale. For a more summer taste, substitute raspberry vinegar. The sweet and crunchiness of Honey Crisp apples work the best, but Gala or Fuji are good too. Don't be scared to add more or less of any ingredient. I add more apples when I know kids are going to be eating the salad.

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Excellent balance of tastes and quite pretty to display as well. I used fresh pomegranate seeds instead of craisins, which tasted lovely! Great with or without the cheese. Also, it makes a huge ...

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This was way to salty! I would eliminate the salt and salt at the table if necessary. For my taste, I would prefer nuts to the sunflower seeds. I love craisins and gorgonzola but I still thou...

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Excellent balance of tastes and quite pretty to display as well. I used fresh pomegranate seeds instead of craisins, which tasted lovely! Great with or without the cheese. Also, it makes a huge ...

I didn't have dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, or Gorgonzola cheese. I used walnuts and didn't use any cheese. Next time I make I may add some goat cheese. This was an absolute hit for my hus...

Easy to make and tasty this salad is a hit!

This is a really easy, delicious, healthy salad. I omitted the cheese and didn't miss it at all, but I'm sure it's equally good with it. Great way to use up all of the kale from our garden!

I made this for the first time just last week as my husband had told he did not like kale. When he tasted this- I am now be making it for the third time. A few tweaks.. sometimes I use mandarin...

Delicious, easy, beautiful colors! I used thin slices of honey crisp apples, pine nuts (no sunflower seeds in my pantry!), and crasins. I could have halved the dressing-I also sprinkled a littl...

Followed the recipe except I used pomegranate instead of craisins. Totally delicious! I'm taking it out to the family potluck!

Decent. I had an amazing kale, apple, and radish salad from a local catering company and was looking for something similar. I got distracted and forgot to rub the salt into the kale until after ...

This salad is so delicious. I used pumpkin seeds and did not have Gorgonzola and it was great! Please massage the kale as it really enhances the color and the flavor.......this is a keeper!

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