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Kale Salad with Apples and Walnuts

This hearty massaged kale salad is made with sweet apples and crunchy walnuts. Great for making ahead and packing in lunches!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy kale salad, kale salad with apples
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 162kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 1 bunch lacinato kale or other type of kale, stem removed and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper taste
  • 1/4 cup walnuts toasted and chopped
  • 1 apple cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled


  • Add kale to a medium bowl along with olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Using your hands, gently massage the kale for about 60 seconds, helping it tenderize.
  • In a small pan, heat the walnuts over medium-low heat. Stir until toasted and slightly browned, about 2-3 minutes. You'll know they're toasted when you can smell them. Remove walnuts from pan and finely chop.
  • Add toasted, chopped walnuts to the bowl along with apple and feta. Toss well and add more salt and pepper to taste if needed.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6807IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg