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white serving plate with salad with greens, almonds, pomegranate seeds

Kale Crunch Salad

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This kale crunch salad is made in less than 15 minutes. The healthy recipe is a great time-saver for a busy lifestyle. Even if you are not a fan of kale, big chance you'll love this salad.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American


For The Salad

  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 6 cup Curly kale stems removed, chopped or torn
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • grated parmesan cheese, diced apple optional

For The Dressing

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt to taste


  • Toast the almonds. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat, add almonds and toast by moving them in the skillet or tossing them in the pan for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the skillet to cool. 
  • Prep the kale. Wash, pat dry, remove large stems, using hands torn into small pieces, or chop using the knife. Place in the salad bowl and massage using both hands till leaves are soft. 
  • Make the dressing. Combine dressing ingredients in the mason jar, close with the top, and shake well till blended. Taste and adjust the flavor if needed before adding to the salad. 
  • Combine. Pour the dressing over the kale salad and mix to combine. 
  • Add toppings: cranberries, almonds, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.


Massage the kale before adding the dressing. This step is essential; you want your kale to be soft in the salad.
Always toast the nuts; it adds to the final flavor. You can toast nuts in the oven or the cast iron skillet.
If you are short on time, save time by purchasing already made Vinaigrette dressing.
If not serving this salad right away, don't add crunchy topping and dressing right away. Save in separate containers and add right before serving.


Calories: 493kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 9gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 84mgPotassium: 728mgFiber: 4gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 10043IUVitamin C: 123mgCalcium: 225mgIron: 3mg
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