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Purple Kale and Grapefruit Salad

A fresh summer salad that is perfect for your next picnic, bbq or weekday meal! One of things I love about kale is how well it travels and keeps fresh after dressed. Even the next day in the fridge it is crisp and not wilted.

I used pecans but any nut will work beautifully. It adds a nice crunch and salty element to the salad.

There are many variations to the simple salad. You could add strawberries, grapes, clementines etc. If you haven't had a kale and citrus salad before I recommend giving it a try!

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Prep Time: 10 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Summer

A fresh summer salad with red kale and juicy grapefruit, apples, nuts and cranberries tossed in a vinaigrette. 

  • 1 Bunch purple kale
  • 1 Grapefruit (Sectioned)
  • 1/4 cup Cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Pecans (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Apple (Sliced)
  • Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon White vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Strawberry balsamic glaze
  1. Make the dressing

    In a glass mason jar or small container add the olive oil, white vinegar, sherry vinegar, strawberry balsamic and a sprinkle of salt. Shake vigorously to combine. 

  2. Prepare the salad

    Clean and dry the kale. Prepare the kale by removing the tough ribbing. Peel and section one large grapefruit. Combine with sliced apples, cranberries and nuts. 

    Toss with dressing and serve.