A refreshingly bright and crunchy salad, high in nutrition and and bursting with flavor!
3/4 cup walnut halves, finely chopped and divided
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 ounces kale (preferably lacinato variety) trimmed, stems discarded, and leaves finely shredded (about 6 cups)
1/4 cup Made in Nature Organic Dried Cranberries
2 cups Made in Nature Organic Dried Apples
Combine 1/2 cup of the walnuts, the vinegar, maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and the Dijon mustard in a small food processor or blender with 2 tablespoons of water, a pinch of salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
Blend until smooth and add an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons water to thin out the dressing as desired.
Adjust flavoring, adding more salt, pepper, or syrup as desired.
Mound the salad on plates, garnish with the cranberries and apples, remaining 1/4 cup walnuts, drizzle with dressing, and serve.