Kale Apple Pomegranate Salad

This kale apple pomegranate salad is a bright and festive winter salad that’s perfect for the holidays and every day dinners! Made with nutrient dense ingredients like kale, apples, pecans, green onions, pomegranate, and a creamy tahini based dressing.

It would make a delicious and colorful addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Gluten free, vegan, paleo, Whole30 option.

This kale salad recipe relies on some of our favorite winter fruits – apples and pomegranates for a tart sweetness. Then there’s green onions for zip, some added crunch from chopped toasted pecans, and a tahini based dressing that is irresistibly creamy.

– Kale – Pecans – Apples – Pomegranate seeds – Green onions – Salt and pepper – Creamy tahini dressing


Toast the pecans. Preheat the oven and spread pecans in an even layer on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Toast until fragrant and a slightly darker shade of brown.

Make the dressing. Add the garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, and salt to a bowl and stir to combine. Allow it to sit for about a minute or so. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until smooth and pale in color. Add more water a little a time until desired consistency is reached.

Dress the kale. Add chopped kale to a large bowl. Drizzle with some of the dressing. Toss and gently massage with your hands to soften the leaves. This also makes the kale taste less bitter!

Combine everything. Add most of the apples, pomegranate, chopped pecans, green onions, to the dressed kale, reserving some for the top of the salad.

Servc and enjoy!