Kale Waldorf Salad With Apples, Walnuts & Creamy Dressing

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 8 mins

The best part? It has a thick creamy oil-free dressing & it's loaded with nutrition! Tweaked from the original recipe from Whole Foods. TIP: Toast 1/2 cup or more of walnuts a day or two ahead of time for this recipe. From Happy Healthy Long Life.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Ingredients for the salad

  • 4 cups packed finely chopped raw kale (MUST use lacinato kale also known as dinosaur kale(it's long, dark green, with a pebbly texture)
  • 1 large red apple, chopped (like Honeycrisp)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery (if you choose to use it then cut down on the amount of apple you use) (optional)
  • 14 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped (toast walnuts in a 350 degree oven for 6-8 minutes(and watch them carefully(they go from done to bur)
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • Ingredients for the dressing

  • 12 chopped honeycrisp apple
  • 14 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped (toast walnuts in a 350 degree oven for 6-8 minutes-and watch them carefully)
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 18 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Salad:.
  2. Mix all the salad ingredients together.
  3. Dressing:.
  4. Put the 1/2 cup chopped apple in a blender along with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts, remaining 2 tablespoons raisins, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar and salt. Purée until well combined and slightly thick, adding water if needed to thin. Pour dressing over kale salad and toss to combin.