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Raw kale is tossed with sweet apples, tart cranberries, and crunchy walnuts for a superfood salad that's bursting with flavors and textures - perfect for your Thanksgiving table. Kate, Recipe Hunter

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THE RECIPE

Deb’s Kale Salad with Apple, Cranberries and Pecans

A colorful combination of flavors and textures for your holiday table

Deb’s Kale Salad with Apple, Cranberries and Pecans - we make this salad for almost every dinner party and it's a huge hit! Plus, it's great to make-ahead.

If you love kale as much as we do, then this salad will become your new favorite. Raw kale (massaged, of course) is mixed with sweet apples, tart-sweet dried cranberries, and crunchy walnuts for an enticing blend of flavors, textures, and colors that just screams fall. Serve this as a healthy superfood start to your holiday meal or make a big batch for dinner tonight and save the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Either way, this feel-good salad is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

THE CHEF

Kate Taylor

Food Blogger / Art Director

Kate Taylor from Cookie and Kate

I believe that cooking should be fun and recipes, flexible. My blog, Cookie and Kate, celebrates whole foods by presenting vegetarian recipes that delight the senses and nourish the body. You'll find some indulgent desserts and festive cocktails there, too!

Kate’s cooking style is all about using the contrasting textures and flavors of fresh, seasonal ingredients to create colorful, boldly flavored vegetarian dishes that just work. Her recipes are healthful and nutritious while still being satisfying and comforting and we especially love how her creations change depending on what’s the best during the season – no fruit or veggie is left unturned! When feel-good food meets taste-good recipes, magical things happen, and that’s what Cookie and Kate is all about.

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THE TIP

Massage Your Kale

Kale is a delicious and nutritious ingredient but can often be tough and woody when eaten raw. This is the trick to tenderize pieces of kale for a salad.

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