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27 Mar, 2013

A kale and apple salad recipe that might float your boat

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

I whipped this dish up for my DailyLunches the other day and I enjoyed it so much I wanted to share the recipe with you here. It’s healthy, it’s got crunch, and it’s a tiny bit sweet too… which I like because kale can be overpowering sometimes.

BEHOLD the greeny grainy goodness:

March 21 #dailylunches - Kale and apple salad with walnuts and mixed grains

The recipe is dead simple.


  • 1 1/2tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • dash of onion powder


  • A generous handful of kale leaves, stems removed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 granny smith apple, diced
  • handful of walnut pieces
  • 1/2 package of PC 5-grain blend

Cook the PC grain mixture according to package instructions. Meanwhile, make the dressing in a large glass bowl and give it a good whiskin’. Add kale and apple to the dressing, stirring to coat.

Once the grain blend is cooked, drain it and pour the whole batch over the kale and apple mixture, stirring well to combine. That’s it!

Let me know if you try this recipe. I’d love to hear what you think!

2 Responses to "A kale and apple salad recipe that might float your boat"

1 | Lorrie Douthwright

March 27th, 2013 at 9:39 am


loves me some kale!

2 | Julie

March 27th, 2013 at 9:39 am


I heard a great kale tip a while ago, and now I use it all the time…. if your eaters are not liking the bitterness of the kale, a short massage helps. I chop it finely, then grab fistfuls and squeeze a bit. It breaks up the cells and wilts it a bit, too.

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