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kale and apple salad with pecans and pumpkin seeds
Kale and Apple Salad with Candied Pecans and Pumpkin Seeds
Prep Time
20 mins

Fall is here and we all need to eat apples! Try this kale and apple salad, topped with candied pecans and pumpkin seeds, and drizzled with a great apple cider vinaigrette.

Course: Salad
Keyword: apple salad, kale and apple salad, kale salad
Servings: 2 people
Author: Tania
  • 6 cups chopped kale (about 1 bunch)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • 2 honeycrisp apples, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
How to Make Candied Pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • A pinch of salt
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Make the apple cider vinaigrette: in a mason jar, combine all vinaigrette ingredients. Cover and shake well to combine.

  2. Make candied pecans: Heat a small skillet to medium-low meat. Melt brown sugar and water. Stir in pecans until coated with melted sugar. Add a pinch of salt. Transfer to a plate and let cool. When cooled, roughly chop the candied pecans.

  3. Massage the kale: Place chopped kale in a large bowl. Add a drizzle of olive oil, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of salt. Using your hands, massage kale until softened. Add apples, pumpkin seeds, and candied pecans. Toss to combine.

  4. Drizzle with some apple cider vinaigrette to taste and serve. Enjoy!