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Kale Salad with Fennel and Honeycrisp Recipe

Kale Salad with Fennel and Honeycrisp Recipe

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How To Make Kale Salad with Fennel and Honeycrisp Recipe

Make a unique kale salad for lunch today with our recipe! It comes with crunchy bits of fennel and honeycrisp apple and a lemony dressing.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Salad:

  • 1bunchkale,large
  • 1Honeycrisp apple,medium
  • 1fennel,medium, bulb
  • 3⅓ozchilled goat cheese,crumbled, to yield about ⅓ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • cupcranberries,dried
  • ¼cuppumpkin seeds,or chopped pecans

For Dressing:

  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 1tsplemon zest
  • 2tbsplemon juice
  • 1tbspmaple syrup
  • 2tspdijon mustard
  • tspsalt
  • freshly ground black pepper



  1. Use a chef’s knife to remove the tough ribs from the kale, then discard the ribs.

  2. Chop the kale leaves into small, bite-sized pieces, then transfer the chopped kale to a big salad bowl.

  3. Sprinkle a small pinch of sea salt over the kale and massage the leaves with hands by lightly scrunching big handfuls at a time, until the leaves are darker in color and fragrant.

  4. Chop the apple into small, bite-sized pieces.

  5. Use a chef’s knife or mandoline to slice the fennel as thin as possible.

  6. Transfer the prepared apple and fennel to the salad bowl. Use a fork to crumble the goat cheese over the salad.

  7. Roughly chop the cranberries and add them to the bowl.

  8. In a skillet over medium-low heat, toast the nuts, tossing frequently, until fragrant, for 3 to 6 minutes.

  9. Transfer the pepitas to a bowl to cool.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, maple syrup, dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper until emulsified.

  2. Add the cooled pepitas to the salad bowl.

  3. Drizzle dressing over the salad, just enough to lightly coat the kale once tossed. Toss the salad well.

  4. Let the salad rest for 10 minutes, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 303.85kcal
  • Fat: 23.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.10g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.49g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.71g
  • Fiber: 4.80g
  • Sugar: 10.46g
  • Protein: 9.58g
  • Cholesterol: 10.87mg
  • Sodium: 241.40mg
  • Calcium: 136.76mg
  • Potassium: 495.30mg
  • Iron: 2.32mg
  • Vitamin A: 331.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 69.98mg
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