Friday, September 22, 2017

Waldorf Kale Salad with an Apple and Honey Citrus Dressing



This beautiful kale Waldorf super salad brings together apples and honey just in time for Rosh Hashanah- the Jewish New Year!

Kale is still plentiful and local apples are just beginning to show their faces in the farmer's markets ( I live in Pennsylvania) .


On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year which begins Wednesday evening through Friday evening, it is traditional to dip apples in honey to welcome in a sweet new year. In addition, we keep our menus on the sweet side serving sweet kugels, sweet potato tzimmis, apple cakes, etc.


This year I decided to serve a salad recipe for our celebration dinner that incorporates our holiday theme. I've added chopped apples, walnuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, dried cranberries,  grated carrots, and celery to curly fall kale and dressed it with my slightly sweet apple and honey citrus dressing.




                                        sweet apple and honey citrus dressing.

Holiday recipes are notorious for depending on rich heavy ingredients that although tasty, are caloric and not so healthy. My super salad is delicious, festive, and brings a balance of tradition and nutrition to the holiday table.

Kale is rich in nutrients, helps the body detoxify, and gives the salad a base.
The carrots, celery, and apple add flavor and crunch, while the nuts and seeds add some protein and healthy fat.

This is a holiday recipe you can enjoy and still feel good serving it at Rosh Hashanah or any
occasion.



Ingredients: 

2 cups of chopped kale ( de ribbed) 
2 cups of grated carrot
1/2 cup of chopped celery
1 cup of chopped organic apple ( with skin)
1/2 cup of organic raisins or dried cranberries or both
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
1/4 cup of raw sunflower seeds


Directions:  

In a large bowl mix all ingredients and toss well in  honey citrus dressing.




Shared on Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking where anyone can share a food related post. 

and also on Deb's Souper Sunday where anyone can share a soup, salad, or sammie recipe








21 comments:

  1. Yes Angie,
    I tried to make it as healthy as possible, but it's the dressing that makes it!

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  2. What a great combination of ingredients, Judee. Especially in that dressing! Pinned. :-)

    L'Shana Tova!
    Shirley

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    1. The dressing is absolutely delicious. We actually ate it on the salad, on a rice dish, and a lentil dish that I served.. It seemed to enhance everything.

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  3. I love all the ingredients in this salad! Pinning!

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    1. Cathy,
      Thank you so much for pinning my recipe! glad you like the ingredients- it's an awesome salad

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  4. Love that dressing but I would need to substitute spinach for kale. Great healthy fare!

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    1. Tina,
      I love your idea to substitute spinach for the kale- spinach is a little softer..I'll give it a try!

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  5. Great salad! We love kale. I didn't have honey in the house (I know!) so we used maple syrup instead.

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    1. I'm sure it tasted just as good with maple syrup...

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  6. That salad look really delicious and perfect for fall--especially with that creamy apple dressing. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

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    1. Deb,
      Thanks for hosting Souper Sundays- really enjoy it..

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  7. This salad sounds delicious! I always serve a big salad on holidays so I can have at least one healthier option :)

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    1. That is my sentiment exactly and this salad was fabulous

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  8. Have a good, sweet year!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  9. Now that is a beautiful salad! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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    1. I appreciate your comments and for hosting What's for Dinner link up!

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  10. what a delicious salad - I love all the colours and textures and it would feel good to eat all this goodness - happy holidays to you!

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    1. Johanna,
      I know what you mean. Some things just feel healthy! Thank you for the holiday wishes.

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  11. Kale! I only planted four plants, but they look like ten or twelve... I'm glad to find additional ideas for using and enjoying it. THanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

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