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Apple, Kale, And Cabbage Salad Recipe

One of the best ways to accompany a simple main course is with a delicious and complex salad. This recipe combines some of the healthiest greens with additions like fruit and almonds to create a flavor that’s fairly neutral yet nuanced.

Apple Kale And Cabbage Salad

It’s a vegetarian-friendly side as well, so if you are trying to eat a Paleo diet with limited proteins, this a fantastic dish.

We love this as part of the main course or as a prepared-in-advance salad for lunch – just remember to keep your dressing separate from your greens until you’re ready to eat to enjoy anytime during your day!

Unlike so many traditional salad recipes that rely on plain lettuce as the base, this dish is really centered on the use of cabbage and kale. You can certainly shift your ratios of these depending on your preferences and what you have available, but we like to include both for a few reasons.

Cabbage, for example, is associated with higher levels of the antioxidant glutathione, and kale (regarded by many as a “super-food”) is packed with Vitamins A, C, and K – all essential for a balanced diet.

With salads, there’s always a trade-off to consider – more expensive, pre-shredded greens or the more time-consuming heads you find in the produce section.

One of our favorite techniques to save money and time is to buy the larger heads and break out the food processor – this keeps preparation fairly quick and lowers your cost significantly. If you’re serving this dish with dinner, consider pairing it with the Cajun Chicken with Blueberry Sauce to tie your salad and main dish flavors together nicely.

Apple, Kale, And Cabbage Salad Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 15 min

Ingredients

Apple Kale And Cabbage Salad Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. In a salad bowl, combine the green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, kale, apple, and blueberries.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and lemon juice; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the kale salad and toss until well blended.
  4. Serve the salad topped with slivered almonds.
Apple Kale And Cabbage Salad Recipe
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Apple, Kale, And Cabbage Salad Recipe

Looking for a fulfilling salad? This super-green laden dish is simple, healthy, and delicious.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, cabbage, kale, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 234kcal
Cost 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 2 cups raw kale shredded
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1 apple peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup almonds slivered
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a salad bowl, combine the green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, kale, apple, and blueberries.
    1 cup green cabbage, 1/2 cup red cabbage, 2 cups raw kale, 2 carrots, 1 apple, 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • In a bowl, whisk the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and lemon juice; season to taste with salt and pepper.
    1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp. raw honey, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Drizzle the vinaigrette over the kale salad and toss until well blended.
  • Serve the salad topped with slivered almonds.
    1/4 cup almonds

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 4208IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg