Kale Waldorf Salad



There’s a Whole Foods Market close to where I work where I’ll grab lunch several times a week to take back to the office.  Lately they’ve been serving their delicious Kale Waldorf Salad….and I’m completely hooked!  It’s a great fall salad!  I found the recipe for it on the Whole Foods Market site and I’ve made it several times at home already.  I add a little more apple and dressing than the recipe calls for.  I’ve also mixed the kale with Romaine to switch things up a bit.  The ingredients listed below for you are as they’re stated on the Whole Foods Market site ….then you can adjust things if you’d like.

whole-foods-kale waldorf salad

One of my favorite things to look forward to every October is when Honeycrisp apples hit the markets.  Honeycrisp is my favorite apple – and I absolutely love slices of Honeycrisp with slices of Havarti cheese.   It makes a perfect snack and healthy little appetizer.

Enjoy this healthy and delicious Whole Foods Market Kale Waldorf Salad!!  I bet you’ll be hooked on it too!

~ Deb

Kale Waldorf Salad
Yield: 4 servings

Kale Waldorf Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 4 cups dinosaur kale, chopped
  • 1 large Honeycrisp (or Fuji) apple, chopped
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (or pecans) toasted and chopped, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons raisins, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons water (or apple juice) or more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place the kale in a large bowl. Add half the apple to kale along with celery, 1/4 cup walnuts and 1/4 cup raisins.
  2. Put the remaining apple in a blender.
  3. Add the remaining 1/4 cup walnuts, the remaining 2 tablespoons raisins, mustard, water, vinegar and salt.
  4.  Purée until well combined.
  5. The dressing will be slightly thick. Add water or a little apple juice for desired consistency.
  6. Pour the dressing over the kale salad and toss to combine.

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