PCG Foods: Kale Salad

This is an easy, colorful, and delicious salad that can be made in less than 30 minutes. It’s been a hit with our family and friends, and the best part is that it’s a great make-ahead salad option for all ages!


  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • 4 cups packed, chopped kale (ribs removed)
  • 2 cups finely sliced or grated red cabbage
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds


  • In a small bowl or mason jar, mix together the ingredients for the dressing.
  • Place chopped kale in a large bowl and drizzle on half of the dressing. Massage the dressing into the kale leaves using your fingers for about two minutes, or until softened.
  • Add remaining salad ingredients to the bowl. Pour on the desired amount of dressing and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and place in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

I tried the kale salad recipe, and for someone who typically does not enjoy salad, this one I could eat every day!

—Whitney McLain (Oklahoma)

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