Kale Salad with Cranberries


This easy holiday salad gets its flavor from a sweet citrus dressing that's infused into the kale by massaging the greens and the dressing together with your hands. We like a mix of kale for this recipe, but any type of kale will work.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot

  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 7 cups stemmed and torn mixed kale, such as lacinato, curly and/or red

  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


  1. Stir shallot and vinegar together in a large bowl; let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk in oil, honey, orange zest, orange juice, salt and pepper. Add kale and massage the mixture gently with your hands until the kale is lightly wilted, about 3 minutes. Arrange the salad on a platter; sprinkle with cranberries and almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
7g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 15g
Added Sugars 11g 22%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Vitamin A 1887IU 38%
Vitamin C 27mg 30%
Folate 32mcg 8%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 22mg 5%
Potassium 157mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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