Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 10 cups sliced kale (about 1 bunch)
- 1 medium apple, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas
- Place kale in a large bowl. With clean hands, massage kale until leaves become soft and darkened, about 2-3 minutes; stir in apple.
- In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper until blended. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and pumpkin seeds.
Nutrition Facts1-1/4 cups: 113 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 381mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1/2 starch.
Jan 3, 2018
This was delicious. My husband doesn't like kale but liked this. Massaging the kale first gets rid of the bitter taste. I substituted walnuts and Parmesan based on what I had on hand. I agree it's too salty as is, but still a great recipe.
Mar 9, 2017
Colorful salad with a bit of a kick to it. I decreased the salt, as well.
Sep 5, 2016
I thought this was a little too salty for our taste. Next time I would cut back on the salt. But everything was a wonderful combination.
Jan 2, 2016
I make this recipe all the time, although generally without the apples and pepitas. I love it! Massaging the kale makes it much less tough and let's it soak in the oil better. I use kosher salt since it's a little coarser and really stands out. The perfect healthy, tangy, salty dish.
Nov 6, 2015
Very Delicious!!! I don't use pumpkin seeds because i never have them.
Jul 9, 2015
Wonderful salad! Great way to use kale. Love the sweet crunchy apples with the kale and the feta adds a bit of saltiness to it. Can't go wrong with that sweet and salty combo.
Jun 14, 2015
Been getting a lot of kale and this recipe is one of our favorite ways to use it as we usually have the ingredients on hand. When we don't have pumpkin seeds in hand another salty ingredient such as cashews or other nuts has worked fine.
Sep 20, 2014
Just a quick question... what does massaging the kale do?
Mar 19, 2014
love the salad, but i used pumpkin seeds and next time i will try something else.
Feb 12, 2014
Very nice touch. Massaging the Kale has a special effect.