Shaved apple and kale salad
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Shaved Apple and Kale Salad Recipe

This light and delicious salad is perfect for fall. Full of sweet flavors, crunchy pecans, and nutrient dense kale, it makes a great side or a full meal if you top with chicken. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad or Entree
Servings: 6
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Katie Wells


For the Vinaigrette:

For the Salad:

  • 3 organic apples
  • 6 cups kale
  • 1 cup pecans lightly toasted and chopped 
  • ½ of a small red onion very thinly sliced (optional)


  • Make the vinaigrette by whisking together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette. 
  • Use the wide blade of a spiralizer to thinly slice the apples into ribbons and place in a small bowl.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the apples and toss to coat. Let sit 2 minutes to keep apples from browning.
  • Meanwhile, de-stem the kale and tear or chop into small pieces.
  • Place the kale in a large bowl and massage it with your hands for about a minute until it just starts to soften and wilt. This makes it much more tender in a salad.
  • Add apples and vinaigrette to the bowl with kale.
  • Add pecans and red onions and toss to combine.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Spiralize zucchini, carrots, or sweet potatoes for a new spin on veggies, literally!
No spiralizer? Thinly slice apples with a knife or mandolin.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 273kcal | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 10g