Fall Kale & Apple Harvest Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette

This salad is full of fall flavor! In addition to tons of flavor, this salad is packed with health-benefiting nutrients. Kale, cabbage and Brussel sprouts are all cruciferous vegetables, a family of vegetables that has cancer-fighting properties. The pecans provide satiating healthy fats and vitamin E, a potent antioxidant.

Enjoy this salad as a side dish or top it with the protein of your choice to make it an entree. We love pairing this salad with chicken, salmon, shrimp or quinoa for a protein-boost!

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Salad, Fall, Vegetarian, Sides, Mediterranean, Mediterranean diet
Course Lunch, Salads, Sides
Servings 4 Main Entree Salads
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mediterranean Diet
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian


Apple Cider Vinaigrette:

  • cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 3 cups kale de stemmed and chopped
  • 1 cup purple cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts shaved
  • 1 honeycrisp apple thinly sliced
  • Lemon juice
  • ½ cup pecans toasted and chopped
  • ½ cup goat cheese crumbled


  • In a small bowl whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients. When preparing your ingredients, place sliced apples in a bowl and squeeze lemon juice all over and toss. Let rest while you prepare the other ingredients. This will help prevent the apples from browning.
  • Place the kale in a large bowl and add a little of the dressing and massage using your hands for about 1 minutes.
  • Add the cabbage, brussels sprouts, and apples and a little more of the dressing and toss. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with pecans and goat cheese.
  • Enjoy!
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