Kale Waldorf Salad

I thought it would be time for another Kale recipe again, because it’s simply one of the most amazing super foods with so many great benefits for you! I posted an info graphic about Kale benefits in an earlier blog post, you can check it out here if you want to learn more about Kale’s fantastic health benefits. And also, I thought it would be nice to finish off the weekend in a healthy manner, as my boyfriend and me usually love to eat out a lot during the weekends – and well, unfortunately, that’s not always superfood 😉

This recipe was inspired by a restaurant visit I mentioned in another blog post as well. Actually, I went to PF Chang’s a couple of weeks ago with my lovely friend who visited me from Switzerland. We have been best friends since childhood, more than half of our lives actually…really amazing.

Anyways, PF Chang’s seasonal menu actually tends to feature a couple if Superfoods dishes, for example Quinoa, or in this case, Kale. The salad my friend ordered (that inspired me) was called Shanghai Waldorf salad, due to its typical Waldorf salad ingredients, like apples, celery and walnuts. It also came with an amazing miso dressing that I introduced in a blog post last week. However, for this one, I “veganized” it.

I tried my friend’s salad and simply loved it, so I decided to re-create it for the blog! It also looks so pretty and colorful in my opinion – and the best of this all, it’s packed with Superfoods!

This salad contains the following 4 Superfoods:

  • Kale
  • Apples
  • Walnuts
  • Tomatoes
  • Pomegranate

Ingredients:

  • Kale
  • Handful green grapes
  • 4 – 5 radiccio
  • 1 Apple
  • 2 – 3 stalks of celery
  • 2 small tomatoes or a few cherry tomatoes
  • Pomegranate (for decoration)
  • 1/4 cup caramelized Walnuts: walnuts, 1 tbsp agave, 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Miso dressing: 4 1/2 tbsp miso paste, 4 1/2 tbsp agave, 3 tbsp rice vinegar, 3 tbsp mustard

For non-vegans and not-so-strict vegans (like me normally), the agave can be replaced with honey! 😉

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Preparation

  • Prepare the miso dressing
  • Cut all ingredients into bite size pieces, add to miso dressing, mix well, so the dressing covers all ingredients evenly
  • In a pan, heat the coconut oil, then add the walnuts and agave, sauté until the walnuts are nicely caramelized
  • Add the walnuts and the pomegranate over the salad – serve as a light dinner or as an appetizer

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11 thoughts on “Kale Waldorf Salad

    • Thank you so much Laura for your kind comment 😉 I love your blog too, so many great tips and ideas, will be also checking it regularly! Thanks again for stopping by and connecting, hugs, Sylvia

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    • Thank you so much Afra for these kind words! 😉 Yes, and in this recipe the kale doesn’t taste too “kale-y” due to the strong flavors of the dressing 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. I replaced the agave with honey and this was delicious! Thanks for this. Oh, this actually contains 5 Superfoods, not 4. So good for you!

    • Hi Susan, wow, thank you!! It always makes me so happy when my recipes get made!! So happy you loved it! 😉 Yes, I agree, the dressing is better with honey, I just used the agave to make this version vegan. But honey is lovely. So glad you liked it!! 😉 Thanks again for trying and keep in touch, Sylvia

    • Hi Susan, wow, thank you!! It always makes me so happy when my recipes get made!! So happy you loved it! Yes, I agree, the dressing is better with honey, I just used the agave to make this version vegan. But honey is lovely. So glad you liked it!! Thanks again for trying and keep in touch, Sylvia

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