Kale Apple Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Kale Apple Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Are you trying to start the new year off on the right foot? What do you think of when you think “healthy”. Salad, right? But as we all know, a salad can be kind of… blah… well, let me introduce you to my Kale Apple Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Packing a punch of flavor and super duper healthy! This is a a great option for a meal prep, or a quick dinner.

close up of kale apple salad with crumbled goat cheese, maple candied walnuts, apple, chicken, and honey mustard vinaigrette on the side
Kale Apple Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

We absolutely LOVE kale in our house. I incorporate it in our smoothies, wraps, and sometimes I even throw it in a fry pan with some olive oil and salt to crisp it up, perfect for a super simple side! But now I am getting off topic, back to this amazing salad! I love the robust flavors that the honey mustard vinaigrette adds to such a simple salad. A tangy but slightly sweet flavor, it is just so good!

If you are preparing this salad for a meal prep, these are a few good tips to follow. First, toss the cubed apple in a bit of fresh lemon juice, this will stop the apple from going brown. Next, keep the honey mustard vinaigrette dressing in a separate container until you are ready to serve. That is it!

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kale apple salad with crumbled goat cheese, maple candied walnuts, apple, chicken, and honey mustard vinaigrette on the side
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Kale Apple Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Servings 4 servings
Author Jessica
Course- Salad
Cuisine- American
healthy, Kale, Salad

Ingredients

Salad

  • Kale, 1 large bunch (about 8 cups) stemmed and washed
  • 1 Large Apple, cubed
  • 3 Chicken Breasts, diced and cooked
  • ¼ cup Goat Cheese

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

  • 2 Tablespoons Honey, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Prepared Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper, freshly cracked
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Maple Candied Walnuts

  • 2 cups Walnuts, whole & raw
  • 2 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup

Instructions

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

  • In a small bowl combine melted honey, yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, and salt. Stir well to combine and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Maple Candied Walnuts

  • Place a sheet of parchment paper over a large plate or cutting board.
  • In a medium sized fry pan, add walnuts and maple syrup. Stir well to coat the walnuts well.
  • Over medium heat, consistently stirring candy the walnuts. At first the maple syrup will slightly bubble, then you will see it start to thicken, cook for 2-3 minutes, and immediately transfer walnuts to the parchment paper. Spread out into a single layer on the parchment paper and let walnuts cool for 5-10 minutes.

Salad Assembly

  • In four large bowls evenly distribute the kale, cubed apple, diced cooked chicken, goat cheese, and candied walnuts.
  • Serve with honey mustard vinaigrette


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