Kale Apple Salad Recipe | PBS Food

Make this kale apple salad ahead of time and add the dressing right before serving. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)


Yield: 6



  • Dressings:
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • Salad:
  • 1 bunch of kale, trimmed and thinly sliced 
  • 5 to 6 brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 honey crisp apple, peeled and cut into matchsticks 
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan-Reggiano, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup walnuts 


  1. Dressing: In a very large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, oil, garlic, a few pinches of salt, a few rounds of black pepper and minced parsley. 
  2. Salad: To the very large bowl, add the thinly sliced kale, brussels sprouts, apple, Parmesan and walnuts. Just before serving, toss everything together until the kale and all of the other ingredients are thoroughly coated in dressing. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve. 
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