I don’t know about you but I love a salad loaded with nuts, seeds, fruits, cheese…the works. My favorite salad these days starts with finely chopped kale. I love kale! Do you? Today’s salad includes bite-size kale leaves, some finely shredded red cabbage for color and crunch, a few diced dried cranberries for a hint of sweet (yes, small amounts–1 tablespoon per serving– of dried cranberries are okay for the FODMAPer!), sliced carrots (did you see on the Monash app that carrots do not contain ANY detectable FODMAPs?), Gorgonzola cheese (because it is so buttery and savory), toasted walnuts and a drizzle of maple dressing. YUUUMM!
I chopped my kale into bite size pieces for this salad…but love it sliced it into fine strips too. Feel free to cut of the kale to your liking!
What a pretty salad that offers a nice host of nutrients including calcium, magnesium, fiber, and more.
Enjoy as a light lunch or pair with your favorite protein (Fish, Poultry, Beef or Tofu) and a baked potato.
Kale Cranberry Walnut Salad
- Serves 4
- 4 cups chopped kale leaves
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
- 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries (with sugar or plain), chopped
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (lightly toasted, if desired)
- Maple dressing
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 teapsoons Dijon mustard (without onion and garlic, I use Maille)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Add kale, carrots and cabbage to salad bowl, stir to mix.
- Sprinkle top of salad with cheese, dried cranberries and walnuts.
- In small bowl, whisk salad ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Drizzle dressing over salad.
7 replies on “Kale Cranberry Walnut Salad“
Can you share the maple dressing recipe? I never heard of it.
Janice, the maple dressing is in the recipe ingredients and directions! Enjoy!
Thanks Kate, I missed it.
This looks absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try it. I read your tidbit about carrots not having any detectable FODMAPs and my son with fructose malabsorption is allergic to them – rats! Anyway, the rest of this salad is right up his alley, especially if I add some grilled chicken. (I started a blog myself to chronicle our journey, and to hopefully learn and share with others http://fructosefreemom.com/)
This looks wonderful! If I wanted to make this recipe completely dairy-free, what would you suggest? Grilled chicken pieces? Smoked deli meat? I’m thinking if I marinate chicken in a maple Dijon marinade and grill it that may be a nice complement to the other ingredients….
Easy to make this dairy free–just remove the cheese. Adding grilled chicken would be nice and yes, you could marinate the chicken in the maple dressing.
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