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Kale Salad with Cranberries

This healthy Kale Salad with Cranberries is full of nutrients and so tasty! Simple and versatile with homemade citrus-y, creamy dressing!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 People, as a side
Calories 252kcal
Author Taylor Kiser


For the salad

  • 1/4 Cup Slivered Almonds
  • 6 Cups Kale, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1/3 Cup Dried cranberries
  • 1 Cup Apple, diced
  • 1/4 Cup Goat cheese, crumbled
  • Pinch of salt

For the dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Orange juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Tahini
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Pinch of salt


  • Heat your oven to 400 degrees and spread the almonds on a small baking sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all the salad ingredients, including a pinch of salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients except the oil.
  • While constantly whisking, stream in the oil until well mixed.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and stir well.
  • DEVOUR! *



*Salad is best if covered and refrigerated for at least 2 hours to develop flavors but can be eaten right away!


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 10214IU | Vitamin C: 124mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 2mg