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Kale and Ginger Gold Apple Salad

Discover the Perfect Pre-Fall Recipe: Kale and Ginger Gold Apple Salad

ginger gold apple salad

Welcome back to this week's apple-inspired culinary journey! As we savor the flavors of September and the variety of apples it brings, I'm excited to introduce you to a tasty and healthy dish – the Kale and Ginger Gold Apple Salad. This salad is a wonderful mix of flavors and textures, and it's not only delicious but also great for you. So, let's jump right into the recipe and discover the goodness of this early fall creation!

The Magic of Ginger Gold Apples:

Before we dig into the recipe, let's talk about the star of the show – Ginger Gold Apples. These golden beauties are a variety of yellow apples with a mild, sweet flavor and a hint of tartness. Perfect for pies, they also bring a unique twist to salads. Packed with vitamin C and dietary fiber, Ginger Gold Apples lend a refreshing and slightly tangy note to this salad.

The Power of Kale:

Our salad's green hero is Lacinato Kale, also known as Dinosaur Kale or Italian Kale. This dark leafy green is a nutritional powerhouse, boasting vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fiber and antioxidants. Kale is excellent for your health and adds a delightful crunch to this dish. This particular variety of Kale happens to be one of my most favorite greens, too!

Now for the recipe!

Recipe: Kale and Ginger Gold Apple Salad:


  • 10 leaves or more of Lacinato Kale, chopped

  • 1 cup mixed baby herb lettuce

  • ½ to 1 cup baby spinach

  • 1 Ginger Gold Apple, cored, seeded, and chopped

  • ½ cup large golden raisins

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • A pinch of sea salt

  • A drizzle of raw agave nectar or raw honey

  • Several drizzles of balsamic vinegar


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except for salt, agave nectar (or honey), and vinegar. Toss well to mix thoroughly.

  2. Add the sea salt, drizzle with raw agave nectar (or raw honey), and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Toss again until the salad is evenly coated with the dressing.

  3. Your Kale and Ginger Gold Apple Salad is now ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts (Estimated per Serving - Serves 4):
  • Calories: 280

  • Total Fat: 17g

    • Saturated Fat: 1.5g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 75mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 32g

    • Dietary Fiber: 5g

    • Sugars: 19g

  • Protein: 5g

  • Vitamin D: 0%

  • Calcium: 12%

  • Iron: 10%

  • Potassium: 420mg

Serving Suggestions:
  • This salad makes for a perfect light lunch or a refreshing side dish for dinner.

  • Serve it alongside grilled chicken or tofu for a complete meal.

  • Sprinkle some crumbled feta cheese for an extra layer of flavor.

  • Enjoy it with a slice of whole-grain bread for added texture and satisfaction.

Recommended Storage:
  • Store any leftover salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

  • Consume within 1-2 days for the freshest taste and texture.

Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:
  • Kale: Kale is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in vitamins A, C, and K. It's also an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants, which promote heart and eye health and may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

  • Ginger Gold Apples: These apples provide a good dose of vitamin C and dietary fiber. Their natural sweetness adds flavor without the need for excessive added sugars.

  • Baby Spinach and Mixed Baby Herb Lettuce: Both are low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K and folate, which are important for overall health.

  • Golden Raisins: They are a natural sweetener that adds a touch of sweetness to the salad. Raisins are a source of energy and contain beneficial antioxidants.

  • Pecans: Pecans are a heart-healthy nut rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. They provide healthy fats, fiber, and protein.

  • Raw Agave Nectar or Raw Honey: These natural sweeteners add sweetness with a lower glycemic index compared to refined sugars.

  • Balsamic Vinegar: Balsamic vinegar is low in calories and contains antioxidants that may help reduce oxidative stress in the body.

This Kale and Ginger Gold Apple Salad not only tantalizes your taste buds but also supports your overall well-being with its nutrient-rich ingredients. Enjoy this vibrant dish as part of a balanced diet for a delicious and healthful meal.

As we savor the flavors of fall, this Kale and Ginger Gold Apple Salad promises to be a delightful addition to your autumn menu. It's a crisp, nutritious, and flavorful creation that brings the best of the season to your plate. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Stay tuned for more apple-inspired recipes in our weekly focus.

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