Kale Blueberry Apple Salad

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Always remember to eat your greens! Leafy greens, such as kale, spinach, collards, or chard, contain vital nutrients that contribute to overall health and wellness. When you combine them with other flavorful foods, they are much more enjoyable to eat. Consider this salad, for example, which contains tart green apple, sweetly tart blueberries, and nutty pistachios. The vinaigrette dressing is tahini-based and explodes with tangy flavor.

It is very easy to see a kale salad on a menu and look the other way. Kale salads are truly hit or miss, and the ones that are misses tend to contain the thick bitter kale stems. The thicker stems are not palatable and completely throw off the flavor of the salad. Instead, remove those thick stems after you thoroughly rinse the kale leaves. Once you remove those stems, it is important to finely chop the kale leaves. Kale can easily retain texture, but you don’t want to eat large pieces of kale because of how bitter a green it is. The fine chop also helps to break down the fibrous texture and makes it easier to chew and enjoy.

The great thing about this kale salad is that it contains an assortment of antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber, protein, and vitamins and minerals. Kale is naturally rich in vitamin K, iron, protein, fiber, and more, while blueberries have vitamin C and other antioxidant compounds. Green apples are more nutritionally dense than red apples, which is why we love to use them in our recipes. You can, however, use another apple variety if you prefer the flavor. If you make this salad and love it, let us know in the comments so that we can provide more recipes like this!

Kale Blueberry Apple Salad
  • Prep Time:15m
  • Total Time:15m


For the Salad

  • 1 bunch kale, thick stems removed and finely chopped
  • 6 oz blueberries, rinsed
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
  • 1/2 c raw pistachios, chopped

For the Dressing

  • 2 tbsp. raw tahini
  • 1 tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


For the Salad

  1. Make sure that you remove the thick, fibrous stems from the kale leaves. That is worth saying over and over again!
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and toss gently to combine. Set aside while you prepare the dressing.

For the Dressing

  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the olive oil, to a small bowl and whisk to combine. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil and keep whisking until it is fully incorporated.
  2. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat all the ingredients. Enjoy immediately.
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