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kale salad recipe
Avocado and Apple Kale Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, Paleo}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Free of gluten, dairy, soy, sugar. Vegan, Paleo.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale salad, soyfree, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, dressing, salad, cashew, paleo, creamy, apple
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 846 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 head flat kale finely chopped and ends trimmed
  • 3 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 large ripe avocado peeled, pitted and large diced
  • 1 large honey crisp apple diced or thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp. ALDI raw almonds
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 tsp. SimplyNature Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  1. Place the cashews in a bowl with the water and let sit on the counter for at least 2 hours or up to overnight. Drain the water and rinse the cashews well. Then set them aside.
  2. In a large bowl, massage the kale with the oil using your hands. Add the salt and toss with your hands.
  3. Add the avocado, apple, scallions, onion and almonds; toss to combine and set aside.
  4. Place the cashews in a food processor with the lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, sea salt and pepper, to taste. Puree until very smooth, then drizzle over the kale salad and add the lemon zest. Toss to combine and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado and Apple Kale Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, Paleo}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 846 Calories from Fat 594
% Daily Value*
Fat 66g102%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 1591mg45%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 6809IU136%
Vitamin C 102mg124%
Calcium 240mg24%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.