Autumn Apple Kale Salad

I love my kale, and although I eat it a lot in the form of chips, a delicious kale salad makes me happy as well.  I had some beautiful concord grapes and apples last week, and I imagined they would be wonderful in a salad with kale and a sweet creamy dressing.
For the dressing I used hempseeds to add extra protein, pecan butter for silkiness, plus a little orange for a sweet note and it was pretty addictive wonderful stuff.  It was even better on the kale with the apples and grapes combined with some more pecans for crunch, and cranberries for color.  I was in LOVE with this salad it was that good which is why I had to share it with you so you can enjoy the deliciousness too!

Autumn Apple Kale Salad

Serves 2-4
¼ cup raw pecan butter or raw almond butter
¼ cup raw hempseeds
2 Tbsp raw coconut nectar or maple syrup
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tsp cider vinegar
½ tsp sea salt
2 bunches kale, washed and torn into bite sized pieces
2 sweet tart apples (such as honeycrisp or pink lady), sliced
3 cups concord grapes
1 small shallot, sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup raw pecans
In a high speed blender, combine all dressing ingredients and puree until smooth.  In a large bowl, combine all remaining ingredients, then pour the dressing over and massage in with your hands until it is well coated. Serve!
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  1. September 28, 2013 at 15:59

    This looks like fall on a plate! ;) I am SO EXCITED because I am getting a dehydrator soon (!!!!:) and that means I get to make all of your mouth-watering recipes!! I love kale, too and especially excited to be making kale chips in the dehydrator! <br /><br />Have a fantabulous weekend! :) X

    • September 28, 2013 at 23:23

      Thanks so much Miliany :)! Awesome! I am so happy you are getting a dehydrator, congrats! I know you will love it. You have a wonderful weekend as well :)!

  2. September 28, 2013 at 16:18

    Yum, this salad looks super tasty. I've made something similar using walnuts in the dressing. I really want to try concord grapes, all the recipes you've posted using them have me intrigued...

  3. September 29, 2013 at 06:52

    That sounds (and looks) so perfect! I love love love concord grapes. What a fun idea to put them in a salad. I love this autumnal combo of ingredients... sounds lovely.

    • September 29, 2013 at 23:01

      Thank you :)! I agree on the grapes. You should try this sometime, it is my favorite lately.

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