Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Spring must be in the air because friend and frequent contributor, Holly Clegg, has sent me a salad recipe for kale. This recipe comes from Holly’s cookbook, Eating Well To Fight Arthritis [affiliate code]. This is a terrific cookbook for not only arthritis sufferers, but anyone who’s trying to eat a low-inflammation diet. You can find more of Holly’s trim& TERRIFIC® recipes at hollyclegg.com and The Healthy Cooking Blog. And don’t forget that Holly’s cookbooks [affiliate link) make wonderful gifts for anyone trying to eat in a more healthy way!

Kale for National Nutrition Month

With National Nutrition Month upon us, why not branch out and try a new veggie you may have heard about recently – kale? The funny-looking, trendy green has been around a while, but has had a resurgence in popularity recently and for good reason! Just one cup of kale boasts a whopping 5 grams of fiber, 15% of your daily calcium recommended intake, 180% of vitamin A, and 200% of vitamin C!

Kale is also super versatile as you can add it to smoothies and even bake it with a little olive oil and a sprinkle of salt for yummy kale chips. And this Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette from my trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook is a must try, using the super green as a base topped with chopped fruit and pecans. You will love the Fruity Vinaigrette for it’s perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and diabetic-friendly – this salad will appeal to your taste buds as it does to your health!

Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette

You must give kale a try in this toss together invigorating and dazzling salad with fruit, pecans in an outstanding vinaigrette.


For Kale Salad:

  • 8 cups chopped kale, center ribs and stems removed
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 apple, nectarine or fruit of choice, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Fruity Vinaigrette (recipe follows)

For Fruity Vinaigrette:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


For Kale Salad:

  1. In large salad, toss together kale, cabbage, fruit and pecans. Toss with Fruity Vinaigrette (see recipe).

For Fruity Vinaigrette:

  1. In bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: Makes 8 servings
  • Serving size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 145
  • Calories from Fat: 75 (52%)
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 44mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 2 vegetable, 2 fat

Recipe and photo used with permission.

2 thoughts on “Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette

  1. Cut 'N Clean Greens

    Wow, pretty and so very healthy!
    We love this salad and are going to link to it from our social media (Twitter and Facebook), so our followers can see how you made it.

    Keep up the good cookin’ and we invite you to follow us for even more delicious recipes starring healthy greens.

    –Your friendly Southern California farmers at Cut ‘N Clean Greens


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