Delicious Kale Salad w/ Toasted Pine Nuts & Dried Cranberries


We had this delicious kale salad while having dinner with friends of ours a while back and she gave me the recipe. We’ve made it a few times since changing up the ingredients with what we had on hand.

Pine nuts and dried cranberries are wonderful in this salad, but as long as you have a toasted nut and a fruity item, you’re good to go! I have used toasted almonds and candied walnuts for the nuts, and I’ve used grapes for the fruit. I think pecans and apples would work too! I left out the cheese from the original recipe but it would be good too.

For the Dressing
1 1 /2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • Mix together. I used a mini canning jar!

For the Kale Salad
3 tablespoons pine nuts
~8 leaves of curly kale
3 tablespoons dried cranberries

  1. Toast the pine nuts in a skillet carefully so they don’t burn. Totally let them cool so that they are crunchy again.
  2. Break up the kale into bite size pieces.
  3. Toss kale with dressing, then top with pine nuts and cranberries.
  4. Enjoy!

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