Fall Kale Super Salad


Fall is full of bounty when it comes to fruits and vegetables. The rich dark colours added to any recipe creates a beautiful meal to look eat. The flavours and textures are like no other season.  This Fall Kale Super Salad is tasty for lunch on its own or as a side with your favourite meat. Who says salads are only for the summer any way?

Fall Kale Super Salad

2 large or 4 small servings

Total time: 15 minutes


  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 3-4 florets broccoli, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1⁄4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 small apple, cored and chopped
  • Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing:
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds
  • Pinch of salt and pepper



Make poppy seed dressing: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Whisk or shake vigorously until combined and creamy. Refrigerate if not using right away.


For the salad: Prepare greens. For the kale, remove leaves from stem. Chop kale leaves in to bite-sized pieces and scatter on a cutting board. Massage the kale for a minute or so, until it softens and darkens. Add kale to large bowl. For the broccoli, remove several florets and finely chop both the flower ends and the stalk. Add to the bowl.

Add the dried cranberries and roasted sunflower seeds to the bowl. Dice apple and add to the bowl. Drizzle some of the salad dressing over the salad and toss. Add more dressing as needed, until salad is moistened with dressing to your liking.


Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper.

If you have leftover turkey you can cut some up and add it to the salad for a quick and fresh meal. 


  1. Thanks – kale is such a healthy choice and I'm always looking for new recipes to add.

  2. I have never tried a kale salad, but I will admit this one looks tempting. I like a salad with apple.

  3. That looks SO good Kim! I love anything with Kale in it! Pinned it and definitely trying it out! Thanks for sharing! Angie xo
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  4. I have just starting getting into kale so I don't really know what else to do with them, but I am definitely going to try this recipe out. It sounds and looks amazing.

  5. This recipe sounds delish! I bet its super tasty with the apples!

  6. Oh wow. I love Kale and craisins, but apple. This might be my new favourite salad.

  7. Kellie DeMarsh says

    this salad looks so delicious. I will have to make this .thanks for sharing

  8. Elaine Buonsante says

    I have just been introduced to kale and love it…I can hardly wait to try this recipe.

  9. I love kale, it is such a tasty green. My friend just gave me a whole bunch from her garden. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. You weren't kidding when you called this a super salad. That's one power packed salad.

  11. Now, that's a salad. I love all the ingredients you used. It's a nice variety, and it's super healthy.
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  12. Robin Masshole Mommy says

    That sounds delicious! I love kale and finding new ways to eat it. I am going to make this soon!

  13. thedealmatchmaker says

    Thanks for sharing this recipe ! I have a big bag of Kale and need to use asap before they go bad. Kale is great for smoothie and salad

  14. Now that's a salad! I would love that salad (I am a salad kins of gal). Maybe I can get my family to eat it with me!
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  15. caitlinstevens9 says

    That looks absolutely delicious. I am probably in the minority, but I absolutely love Kale!! The added bonus of broccoli and sunflower seeds I bet make this super yum.

  16. That recipe looks delicious! I truly packed with tons of healthy flavours! I can't wait to make it up!
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  17. Lisa @bitesforbabies says

    This looks delicious!! I have tried so many variations of kale salad recipes…my favourite is asian-inspired!

  18. This salad looks amazing! I would eat it everyday if I could! What a great way to mix up a salad!

  19. Yummy salad! The poppy seed dressing sounds delicious, too. I can't wait to try this.
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  20. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg this salad sounds delicious!!! I’m always trying to find new ways to eat kale. Will have to try!

  21. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I love Kale salad. I will have to try this recipe.

  22. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    Super packed with nutrition indeed! Your salad would not only have a wonderful taste but it would also provide different textures of food.

  23. leybainpublic says

    Love salads! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Awesome!
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  24. I still have a lot of kale in my garden so thnk you for sharing this recipe. Perfect too because I have apples in my pantry, so doing it tonight.

  25. This looks amazing. I love a great salad. I'm putting this on my list of things to try for sure. Yum!

  26. Is it weird to say I never had Kale? I've heard so much about it but just never tasted it. Really going to try this.
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  27. gratefulheartyoga says

    This looks so fresh and delicious! Cant wait to try this recipe!

  28. The smell of Kale makes my stomach turn. I wish it didn't I will be trying your salad dressing soon though. It looks so good!
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  29. pricelessyona says

    I was on such a kale kick a couple of years ago, and have seemed to have abandoned it. I would like to expand the number of things that I make using this veggie! I do like mixing kale, spinach leaves, pear and blueberries in a salad. his is something that I would definitely make.


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