Kale is one of those foods that we all know is incredibly healthy, but that most are afraid to try.
Chances are you have tried kale in the past, you may have found it to be stiff, flavorless, and unpleasant. Although kale in its raw, undressed state CAN be all of those things… with the right preparation and the right dressing, kale can be very delicious and satisfying.
The key to a good kale salad is acid, you need this to help break down the kale and make it softer and more palatable. My go-to is either apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, and/or lemon juice.
In this recipe, we mix sweet apple cider vinegar with shredded apples, tart cranberries, and crunchy almonds. Give this easy kale salad a try and I promise you too will learn to love kale!
Kale and Apple Slaw
- 2 cups chopped kale
- 1/2 green apple, shredded with a cheese grater or in a food processor
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons mayo with olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- dash of salt and pepper