Kale Apple Salad with Tahini Cranberry Dressing

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A simple, light and delicious massaged kale salad with apple, hazelnut and a creamy cranberry tahini dressing. It's packed with flavours, healthful and great for anytime.

  • 3 tbsp Cranberry juice
  • 1 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tsp White wine vinegar
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 200 g Chopped Kale
  • 1 Apple, diced
  • 2 tbsp Hazelnuts
  1. Mix all dressing ingredients together.
  2. Slice kale. Cut apple in cubes.
  3. Pour dressing in the kale and massage it with your hands.
  4. Add the rest of ingredients. Toss until well combined.

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Amelia 17/11/13 10:55

Hi Angie, very appetizing salad. Look very delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice weekend.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 17/11/13 10:59

A healthy and delicious combination!



Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 17/11/13 12:25

Cranberry juice and tahini, that's so unique! This salad is amazing Angie!

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen 17/11/13 12:26

What a colorful and delicious combination. Love the fan slices of apples on the side. So pretty Angie.

Daniela Grimburg 17/11/13 13:16

A wonderful winter salad.
Gorgeous flavor combinations and gorgeous colors, thanks for sharing Angie!

Mary Callan 17/11/13 13:33

This looks so beautiful - fully of goodness and lovely flavor - bookmarked!
Mary x

Jeannie Tay 17/11/13 13:35

I guess the kale you have there is different from the ones available here….I don't think I can eat the kale here raw….am curious as to how that kale salad taste! looks delicious!

Pilar. Cook and Spoon 17/11/13 15:37

Angie, that dressing sounds amazing!

Kathy 17/11/13 16:55

Beautiful salad! The dressing sounds luscious!

CQUEK 17/11/13 16:56

I have never tasted this, that looks good !

Violeta Pasat 17/11/13 17:22

Simple, tasty and beautiful. A good salad looks good ;)

Anonymous 17/11/13 17:35

Nice and refreshing salad, i like cooked kale rathen than raw for it's botter aftertaste....
i guess i would simply blanched it for a minute or two,
the dressing is sounds delicious!

Elzbieta Hester 17/11/13 19:10

These greens look too good to pass! I'll take one now! :))

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) 17/11/13 19:48

What a beautiful salad Angie. And so healthy. Pinning this so I don't forget to try. Thanks for the recipe.

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 17/11/13 19:54

Love this salad Angie! It's so pretty and healthy. Love tahini, yum! :) Have a great week!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 17/11/13 20:40

I'm always looking for new kale recipes - thanks for sharing.

Amy (Savory Moments) 17/11/13 20:40

This is a very lovely and delicious looking cold-weather salad - great way to eat your greens during the fall/winter!

Catherine 17/11/13 21:42

Dear Angie, What a beautiful salad and I love the dressings. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Jasna Varcakovic 17/11/13 22:01

Perfect combination for a tasty, healthy salad!

Rebecca Subbiah 18/11/13 01:38

nice and super healthy as always

scrambled megs 18/11/13 04:38

i have missed the blogging world! so good to catch up here and on others. i've missed so many great recipes! i love kale and apple and i definitely think massaging the kale helps with flavour!i'll give this a go for sure xx

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 18/11/13 05:47

It wasn't until about a year ago I fell in love with kale, first through juicing and then cooking. This salad looks amazing and fresh!

Anonymous 18/11/13 09:23

What a fabulously refreshing salad Angie.
:-) Mandy xo

Guru Uru 18/11/13 10:51

A kale salad with a kick, I like it :D


Lenia 18/11/13 11:24

I love the dressing!Too bad I can't find kale in Greece:(
Kisses,sweet Angie!

Becki's Whole Life 18/11/13 12:54

I love Kale and different ways to use it up are always welcome. The tahini cranberry dressing sounds amazing!

Ashley 18/11/13 12:59

Perfect timing with this recipe Angie! I managed to accidentally buy a huge bag of kale this week - even though I didn't need any! I still don't know how that happened.... And now I need a way to use some of it up! haha This salad looks perfect!

Barbara 18/11/13 14:35

I'm not as sold on kale salads as my daughter is, but I'd love to try this when she's home next week. Really pretty and healthy!

GG 18/11/13 14:42

Great winter salad, I bet that tahini dressing is really good. GG

Rachel Cotterill 18/11/13 15:10

I love kale, but I've usually had it as a hot vegetable. This looks delicious, though, so maybe I need to think about it as a salad leaf!

Tessa @ Feral Kitchen 18/11/13 15:43

Great looking salad! Perfect for fall! I going to try that vinaigrette... Sounds so delicious!

Carol 18/11/13 16:15

Haven't been online lately, I've missed seeing your delicious recipes! This looks so good!

Hema 18/11/13 16:46

Very colorful salad and very interesting dressing, looks yumm..

Pam 18/11/13 17:50

Beautiful, healthy, and so delicious!

Geni 18/11/13 18:46

Hi Angie, This kale salad looks INCREDIBLE! I am frequently making kale salads and love having a new version to make. Your dishes always make my mouth water.

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 18/11/13 20:09

I love this colorful and healthy salad for the holidays! Very beautiful and I bet so delicious!

the Squishy Monster 18/11/13 20:23

What a new and lovely way to enjoy Kale. A beautiful recipe, Angie!

Rosita Vargas 18/11/13 20:52

Muy rica combinaciòn saludable y ademàs bella, adoro las ensaladas en este tiempo,abrazos.

cristina 18/11/13 21:06

What a gorgeous salad, Angie! Beautiful food styling!! :)

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 18/11/13 21:23

The color in those apples is amazing. I think the dressing sounds so interesting - love all those ingredients but never thought to put them together :) Have a great week Angie

Ани 18/11/13 22:50

Healthy and delicious!

Norma Chang 19/11/13 01:39

Have kale in the garden, no cranberry juice but have pomegranate juice, think that will make a good substitute?

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 19/11/13 01:39

Love massaged kale salad and your dressing sounds sweet, tangy and creamy all at once!

Velva 19/11/13 02:33

This kale salad rocks! I have a garden filled with a variety of kales. I typically like them in salad and this one really speaks to me. I have saved this recipe.


Monica 19/11/13 02:39

That would be so pretty on the Thanksgiving table!

Liz Berg 19/11/13 02:42

Such a beautiful salad! And I love the idea of adding tahini to the salad dressing...yummy!

Mich PieceofCake 19/11/13 03:20

Your kale salad looks great. I'd have a plateful of it!

Balvinder Ubi 19/11/13 03:43

I love kale salad and enjoy it with a little sweet and sour dressing. This looks unique with the addition of tahini.

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 19/11/13 04:50

Beautiful presentation as always, Angie. Looking at your pictures, I can already taste all that freshness and healthy crunch!

Monet 19/11/13 05:24

Such a beautiful and delicious winter salad! Thank you for sharing Angie!

Amy 19/11/13 06:28

Your salad sound delightful. Temperature is dropping here in L.A. But that didn't stop me from eating salad at all. ;) Can't wait to try this one.Love the tahini dressing.

Katerina 19/11/13 09:22

I love the flavor of tahini! This must be a very unique salad!

Fimère 19/11/13 09:24

une assiette qui donne très envie!
bonne journée

My Kitchen Stories 19/11/13 12:00

Great mix of flavours Angie. I feel like Ive got more energy just looking at it

Vicki Bensinger 19/11/13 12:25

This is such a unique salad with the combination of ingredients for the vinaigrette. What inspired you to create this luscious sounding dressing. Plus with the kale and apples it's just what the doctor ordered! Great recipe!

Rosemary Wolbert 19/11/13 12:38

Just a beautiful salad, Angie. Simply beautiful. Light, but substantial. Perfect.

Raven Cauthon 19/11/13 14:58

I love kale! So good for you too!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 19/11/13 15:32

I like kale and this dressing looks great, too! Good one, Angie!

Koko 19/11/13 18:45

I love tahini in a salad dressing- those healthy fats just make it so much for satisfying and filling!

tigerfish 19/11/13 19:31

So "christmasy"-looking!

Asha Shivakumar 19/11/13 19:36

What a great great side Angie.
The dressing sounds delicious. A perfect side.

Erin | The Law Students Wife 19/11/13 19:56

I have everything I need at home to make this for dinner! So excited.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 19/11/13 21:04

Angie, we are often online at the same time, just got your comment while reading your post lol. I have to give this massaged kale salad a try. And this is the best vinaigrette I have seen yet on kale, big fan of tahini. Looks so great.

Alida 19/11/13 21:26

You are an artist Angie! I love the way you have arranged this salad: the colours and the combinations are beautiful and go perfectly together.
This is surely a delicious dish apart from being very healthy too!

Reeni Pisano 20/11/13 04:13

This is like the perfect Thanksgiving salad Angie! I am loving that cranberry dressing! Was planning on making one similar tomorrow - love the tahini in it.

Kitchen Belleicious 20/11/13 04:35

I love cranberries but seldom use them in a dressing- let alone with tahini! What a great flavor combination

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 20/11/13 04:37

Delicious, festive and healthy salad! Lovely photos too :)

Sanjeeta kk 20/11/13 05:23

Wow..look at the plate..the salad..so colourful..would love to have a plateful!

Mother Rimmy 20/11/13 05:56

This salad is true genius - I love the dressing!

Joanne 20/11/13 12:50

Such a lovely and festive salad!

Munatycooking 20/11/13 14:16

Yum! This combination is new to me and it looks tasty :)

Anne Regalado 20/11/13 14:51

Angie , I love the sound of this massaged kale :D Very pampered er delicious salad for sure !

Patty Price 20/11/13 15:49

Hi Angie! Love all your bright healthy seasonal salads and this one is a beauty ;)

Gloria Baker 20/11/13 16:51

Sorry I can't coming before dear.
This plate look amazing and beuatiful reminder me some Christmas récipes, your first pic look lovely. I love your plate (is German?) I have a similar !:)

Eva Taylor 20/11/13 17:23

Hi Angie, we were away for a couple of days so I wasn't able to get to all my favourite blogs! I love kale salad and we've been doing one which macerates the kale in lemon juice and honey to soften it. My hubby and I are both smitten and can't get enough, but I sense that if I don't change it up a bit he may be over-dosing on it. This recipe will be a lovely change, particularly since apples are in season now.
Eva Taylor http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 20/11/13 17:24

Hi Angie, I'm so behind with my commenting...and at least yours is the only one I almost (never) miss.
How lovely and inviting to have a beautiful, lively salad...(yes, lively)...and lovely as well! For one thing, the cranberry dressing with the tahini, and the bright and vivid apple chunks peering through the lovely green kale; one should get a 'new lease' on life after eating such healthy and delicious salad! Love the table setting, and the beautiful tea towel:)

Asmita 20/11/13 19:15

Hi Angie,
Gorgeous! Love it!

Chris Scheuer 20/11/13 23:41

Oh Angie, this looks wonderful, wish I was having it for dinner tonight! It's so fresh and loaded with yummy ingredients!

claudia lamascolo 21/11/13 04:38

you always make the best recipes! Cranberry with Tahini wow what a combo!

Sokehah Cheah 21/11/13 07:21

Wow, a delicious and nutritious salad, not forgetting the lovely clicks!

yumfranchise 21/11/13 11:18

Great recipe nice and super healthy as always

The Yum List 21/11/13 11:36

I've just recently sampled a few salads with kale in them lately. Seems to be a rising trend.

Blog do Chocolate 21/11/13 16:44


Delicious tastes you have used on this coloured and beautiful salad ! :)
I loved all the dressings you show ! :)


Michael Toa 21/11/13 17:24

That looks gorgeous. So light and refreshing... also such beautiful colour... feast for all the senses.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com 21/11/13 18:40

Angie, this looks wonderful - beautiful and delicious! I love every single ingredient.

The Duo Dishes 22/11/13 17:13

The key to a good kale salad is rubbing it in! The dressing really seeps into the greens that way. Sounds good!

lena 23/11/13 18:11

the dressing sounds nice and the salad looks so fresh and beautiful!

sprinklesandsauce 24/11/13 22:18

We love using kale for salads! It keeps its shape and is super healthy! Thanks for the post!

Alida 25/11/13 13:11

I love this salad and the addition of cranberries. Perfect as Christmas is just a month away! Fresh and healthy!

grace 30/11/13 19:53

kale certainly is all the rage, but what makes this special for me is that stellar dressing--excellent recipe!

My Kitchen Stories 13/12/13 22:14

Angie. This salad looks perfect for this time of year. I was surprised that the dressing contains one oif my favourite ingredients- tahini. This must make it delicious.

My Kitchen Stories 13/12/13 22:15

Hi Angie. this salad looks perfect for this time of year. i would love it if it arrived at my place for lunch. I especially like the addition of Tahini in the dressing


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