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kale salad with apple slices and pumpkin dressing drizzled over the top
Autumn Kale Apple Salad with Warm Pumpkin Vinaigrette
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
13 mins

Autumn Kale Apple Salad - a nutritious hearty salad that's tart, sweet, and crunchy. Drizzle it with this creamy dairy free Warm Pumpkin Vinaigrette!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, refined sugar free, soy free, vegan
Keyword: dressing for kale salad, kale salad with cranberries, vegan kale salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 251 kcal
Author: Jenn Sebestyen
  • 1 bunch curly kale (chopped into small bite size pieces)
  • 1/3 cup raw pecans (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup raw pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 apples (sliced)
Dressing - makes about 1 1/2 cups
  1. Combine pumpkin puree, vinegar, maple syrup, shallot, salt and pepper in a small sauce pot. Mix well.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking continuously.
  3. Heat on the stove over med-low for a few minutes to warm, whisking often.
  4. While the dressing is warming, put all of your salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss well to combine.
  5. When dressing is warmed through, take off heat and pour over salad. (You certainly don't have to use it all. Use as much or as little dressing as you like. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple days). Toss everything together to combine.
  6. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

~ Store the salad and the dressing separately in air tight containers in the fridge if you have leftovers.


Nutrition Facts
Autumn Kale Apple Salad with Warm Pumpkin Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 5800IU116%
Vitamin C 38.8mg47%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.