Cranberry & Apple Kale Salad

Cranberry & Apple Kale Salad

Kale salad with cranberry & apple in a bowl on a wooden surface

This kale, apple and cranberry salad is so simple and so tasty, it really has to be tried to be believed.

Kale Salad Recipe

We have several kale salad recipes on this site (here and here).  If you’ve ever seen or tired them, you’ll know that there’s two way to go about preparing the kale.  One is just to massage it with salt to wilt it down, so it has that steamed texture.

The other way is to quickly steam it for 2 minutes, as you’ll see in the video below.  Many people find they can digest kale easier after a slight steaming, but if you like it raw and salted to wilt, then you also have that option with any of the kale salad recipes on this site.

As for this particular one, if you wanted to try something a little different, you could swap out the tahini for your favourite nut butter. Peanut butter would be pretty incredible, especially with the apple, cranberry and maple in there. If it’s sweet enough for you without the maple, you could just also leave that out.

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Cranberry & Apple kale Salad

A lovely, simple kale salad recipe with a twist.  Those sweet flavour bursts from the apple and cranberries, along with the creamy dressing is a delight

Nutrition (For one serving)

Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 978mgPotassium: 862mgFiber: 3gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 15625IUVitamin C: 197.1mgCalcium: 239mgIron: 2.7mg


  • 11 oz kale
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cranberries dried
  • 1 apple finely diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced small


  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Optionally steam the kale for 2 minutes.  Remove the excess water with a kitchen towel.  Roughly chop, mix with the salt and set aside.
  •  If not steaming, roughly chop the kale and massage with the salt until it wilts like it has been steamed.
  • Mix all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl.  Add the chopped kale, roughly chopped dried cranberries and diced apple.  Mix well by hand and serve immediately.


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  1. lisa

    Just ran across this accidentally. Nice way to use kale. I had to substitute wild blueberries, didn’t have any cranberries on hand.
    The onion is missing from the recipe, and the measurement for the tahini. Thought you’d like to know.
    Thank you for doing this. The video is lovely.

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