Kale Waldorf Salad is a much healthier, but every bit as delicious version of the original. It's made with crisp apples, juicy grapes, crunchy walnuts and a sweet and creamy yogurt dressing.

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I was dreaming of Ambrosia salad the other day. You know that weird salad from the 80s that's made with marshmallows and whipped cream (or maybe even Cool Whip … cringe!) with nuts and some canned fruit. Can you imagine anything being less salad-like than Ambrosia Salad?

But hey, I'm not dissing it! Only lovingly teasing how ridiculously awesome it is. In my family, we call it Marshmallow Salad and my Aunty Denise (Hi Aunty Neecy!) would bring it every year for Christmas dinner. I'm not going to lie, it was one of my favourite parts of dinner.

Somehow my dreams of Ambrosia Salad got all twisted around and became a Kale Waldorf Salad. #SoNotComplaining

Kale Waldorf Salad is what happened to Ambrosia Salad after it spent 30 years growing up. It's still got that sweet and creamy thing going on and it's full of fresh fruit and nuts BUT the marshmallows, weird whipped topping and canned fruit have disappeared.

→ Truth ← I really wanted to keep the marshmallows in. It took some serious grown up self-restraint not to put a bag of multi-coloured mini marshmallows in my shopping basket. A solid 50% of the reason I didn't was because I thought you would roll your eyes at me for putting marshmallows in a salad. Would you have?

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Aside from the obvious kale in the Kale Waldorf Salad (shocking, I know) I've loaded this with lots of sweet, tasty AND healthy for you tidbits.

There're crunchy apples and celery, sweet grapes and dried cranberries and toasted walnuts. All of this deliciousness is wrapped up in a sweet and creamy dressing that's made with thick, Greek yogurt, some honey and a tiny bit of mayo.

I know Easter dinner is just around the corner and if you want your family to extra super love you this is the salad you want to bring. Revamped throwback that everyone's guaranteed to love.

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Kale Waldorf Salad

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Easy

Description

Kale Waldorf Salad is a much healthier, but every bit as delicious version of the original. It's made with crisp apples, juicy grapes, crunchy walnuts and a sweet and creamy yogurt dressing.


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Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (a neutral-flavoured mayo such as Hellmann's works best)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • A pinch of sea salt

For the Kale Waldorf Salad:

  • 2 cups of curly kale, packed (I like use a little purple kale, just for colour)
  • 2 cups of grapes, halved (I like to use half green and half red grapes)
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 crisp apple, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Mix all the dressing ingredients with 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl.
  2. Place all the Kale Waldorf Salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with the dressing. Let the salad sit for at least a half hour for the kale to soften and the flavours to blend together.

Notes

If you have any leftover salad it keeps well for a couple of days in the fridge.

MFP - The Endless Meal

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Sweet and Creamy Kale Waldorf Salad | The Endless Meal