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Thin slices of apples, radicchio and kale salad tossed with apple cider vinaigrette.

Apple Walnut Kale Salad

A wonderful and colourful Apple Walnut Kale Salad that is packed with nutrients and makes a striking side dish to fish, poultry or any meat dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword Apple Walnut Kale Salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 307kcal
Author Marisa


  • 10 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup sliced radicchio
  • 2 red crispy apples thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup walnuts toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds toasted

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to your taste


  • Remove the rib with the hard fibrous stem from the kale leaves and discard both the stem and rib. 
  • Chop the kale leaves into small pieces.
  • Rinse the kale leaves, spin them dry in a salad spinner and transfer the kale to a large salad bowl.
  • Drizzle just a little bit of extra virgin olive oil over the chopped kale and massage in with clean hands.
  • Rinse the radicchio leaves, pat dry and slice into thin strips then set aside with the kale.
  • Wash the apples under cold water then dry and cut into thin slices. Transfer to the salad bowl.
  • Add the sliced red onions, both the toasted walnuts and pumpkin seeds to the salad bowl.

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  • In a small bowl whisk together the oil, vinegar with salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Toss with the kale mixture, plate, serve and enjoy to your hearts content!


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8391IU | Vitamin C: 104mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2mg