Wednesday, July 17

Waldorf Kale and Herb Salad

This is a wonderful and sturdy salad that's easy to make and will last for up to 4 days. 

Prep time: 15-30 min
Makes: Serves 6
Appliances: Food processor

1 bunch of kale (roughly 5 cups), preferably dinosaur kale (read more about why dinosaur kale), stems removed and roughly chopped
3 medium/small red apples (preferably Honeycrisp or Fuji)
8 ounces grapes, red, green or a mix
½ + ¼ cups walnuts, toasted and chopped
½ + ¼ cups pecans, toasted and chopped
½ cup + 2 tablespoons raisins
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard (Annie's or Organicville Dijon Mustard are brands we like)  
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
3 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 ¼ heaping cup celery, diced

Core one of the apples (no need to peel). Roughly chop and place in the bowl of a food processor. Add 12 grapes to the food processor bowl, ¼ cup walnuts, ¼ cup pecans, 2 tablespoons raisins, the Dijon mustard, lemon juice, basil, mint and salt to the food processor and puree until it forms a thick dressing. Set aside while you prepare the salad.

Salad Assembly:
Place the chopped kale in a large serving bowl. Core and dice the other apples. Slice the remaining grapes in half and add to the bowl. Add the remaining ½ cup chopped walnuts and pecans, ½ cup raisins and celery. Gently toss to mix.

Pour the dressing over the salad. Since it is thick, I found it easiest to dress the salad with my hands. Gently toss the salad with your fingers until the kale is well coated. Taste for additional salt and lemon juice and add more if needed.

As the Kale is sturdy and the dressing light the salad lasts for several days and should be kept in the fridge. Gently re-toss before serving.

Adapted from Blue Kale Road


  1. I do not think Dijon is Whole30 approved b/c it often has white wine in it.

    1. Thanks for your question! I like to use Annie's Dijon Mustard, which doesn't have white wine in it. Organicville Dijon Mustard is another good brand that doesn't. Generic brands like Grey Poupon and French's do use white wine, but there's a lot of brands you can find that don't. And, there's always the option to make your own! Happy cooking!


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