Kale Waldorf Salad |

Kale Waldorf Salad

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American


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.



For the dressing:

  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (a neutral-flavored 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 color)
  • 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


  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 flavors to blend together.


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