Kale-and-Apple Salad

kale-and-apple salad
Photo: Con Poulos
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 Serves

Sweet and tart with crunch for days, the thinly sliced apples in this healthy salad have what it takes stand up to the bold flavors of fresh kale, celery, Parmesan cheese, and a garlicky lemon-honey vinaigrette.


  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 bunch lacinato kale, stemmed and sliced

  • 1 apple, cored and sliced thin

  • 1 celery stalk, sliced thin

  • ¼ cup celery leaves

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, Dijon, honey, and garlic. Whisk in oil in a slow steady stream until emulsified; season with salt and pepper.

  2. In a large bowl, toss kale, apple, celery, and celery leaves with dressing; top with Parmigiano-Reggiano before serving.

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