Kale, Beet, Apple and Walnut Salad with Walnut Cranberry Dressing {THM:S, Paleo; Vegan}

I have a confession to make.

This is seriously the first time I have ever bought kale.

Shocking, I know. You can stop reading now in disgust, if you wish.

You see, here in Singapore I had only seen bunches for $15, and then last week I came across a deal that set me up with two beautiful bunches for only $7.99. Really, how can that be resisted?

The only problem I had then (apart from the problem of hauling it back in my grandma cart with it’s big green leaves sticking out and running over people’s toes on the public tranport) was, what to do with these big green things!

kale salad2

I started out making a simple salad, and ended up falling in love. I have to admit I got a little obsessive over this leafy green beauty (just ask my sister).

Some people say this vegetable is bitter, but I didn’t find it to be so. If it is bitter at all, the sweetness of the cranberry and the beautiful nuttiness of the walnuts in the home made dressing balance out the kale wonderfully.

kale salad3

Isn’t it beautiful? Get this striking side dish on your table today!

Kale, Beet, Apple and Walnut Salad

6 servings


2 beets

2 carrots

1 green apple

¼ small green cabbage

¼ small red cabbage

3 stalks kale

½ cup walnuts


  1. Peel the beets, cut the tops off the carrots and core the apples.
  2. Shred the beetroot, carrots, apple and cabbage in a food processor, or alternatively grate the first three and then finely slice up the cabbage.
  3. Cut the kale in to thin ribbons.
  4. Serve with dressing and walnuts.

walnut cranberry dressing

Walnut Cranberry Dressing


50ml walnut oil

100ml ACV

½ cup cranberries  (I used frozen and then defrosted cranberries)

1 pinch of salt

2 tbsp honey, melted, optional (can substitute with other liquid sweetener, to taste)


Place all ingredient in a food processor and blend until smooth, starting from a low setting and working up to a higher. Mix through salad or serve on the side in a jar.



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14 thoughts on “Kale, Beet, Apple and Walnut Salad with Walnut Cranberry Dressing {THM:S, Paleo; Vegan}

  1. I never thought of adding cranberries or apple to kale but it’s such a natural! I love the added walnuts for more crunchy texture. Great dish. Lovely to find your blog today as well. Visiting from Real Food Fridays. Have a great weekend!


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