I discovered this yummy salad just recently – kale salad with carrots, cranberries and walnuts bathed in olive oil and lemon. It’s a treat, quick and easy.

If you’re trying to eat more healthily and finding it difficult, this is the salad for you. Really good fresh kale requires a serious chomp, it will take you time to get through a bowl of kale salad which is ideal when cutting down on calories or just simply trying to eat a healthier diet.

This kale salad can be your appetizer, or you can drop some chicken or fish into the mix to make for a more hearty main meal. I’ve enjoyed it with canned tuna seasoned with lemon and coarse ground salt and pepper, and I made it with bacon for my friend, Nicholas, Creative Director, Spicegrove Creative, and altogether cool guy, he loved it! I don’t know who was more surprised, me or him.

If walnuts aren’t your thing, you can substitute with sliced almonds or splurge on some raw cashews, go nuts!

Kale Salad

Kale Salad

Kale salad with carrots, cranberries, walnuts, bathed in olive oil and lemon juice
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Viella


  • 8 kale leaves chopped
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons


  • Place kale, carrots, cranberries and walnuts in a large salad bowl.
  • Season with salt and toss
  • Then add olive oil and lemon juice and toss once more
  • Serve as desired