Gluten Free Kale Waldorf Salad

Kale Waldorf Salad

No summer recipe repertoire is complete without a go-to, reliable kale salad. I serve this one often and everyone loves it. Celery, apples, and walnuts give the dish that classic Waldorf flair while also adding color and crunch. Dried cranberries and a drizzle of honey add sweetness that helps to cut the kale’s bitterness.

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Gluten Free Kale Waldorf Salad
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Kale Waldorf Salad

Prep Time20 mins
Chill time1 hr
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 315kcal


  • 1 medium apple , such as Gala or Pink Lady, cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cups chopped kale
  • 2 stalks celery , diced
  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste


  • Toss the diced apple with the lemon juice in the bottom of a large bowl. Add the kale, celery, walnuts, and dried cranberries. Toss to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, honey, and mustard until emulsified. Pour over the salad and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.


Make It a Meal: Serve topped with sliced grilled chicken.


Nutrition Facts
Kale Waldorf Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 658mg19%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 10155IU203%
Vitamin C 124.7mg151%
Calcium 176mg18%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gluten Free Kale Waldorf Salad Recipe

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