Kale Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing

This dressing is so good! You can add this to steamed veggies, potatoes and sandwiches, it’s so delicious! I found the dressing recipe on the Forks Over Knives website – I included my changes too, it was a little too sharp tasting so I added some Stevia and extra lemon. I decided to mix it with cranberries, oranges and almonds and it turned out great! The orange juice in this salad makes it even better! My toddler loves this salad! I add lima beans to her salad if I’m serving it as a meal, she loves them!

Kale Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing

Kale Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing*


1 bunch of kale, stems removed and chopped or torn into bite-sized pieces – I used green kale this time but any kind is good!

Dried cranberries, about 1/3 cup

Slivered almonds, about 1/3 cup

2 oranges – wedges removed (see pics for instructions) and juice reserved for salad


Zest and juice of 2 lemons – I added 1 more juice and zest but try it with 2 first

1 (15-oz.) can white beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup tahini

1/4 cup stone-ground mustard

3 Tbsp Braggs Amino Acids (or wheat-free tamari or low-sodium soy sauce)

2 Tbsp. 100% pure maple syrup

1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes

1/2 cup water

1/8 tsp Stevia or to taste

1. Place all dressing ingredients into blender (I use my Vitamix) and blend until smooth.

2. Chop or tear clean kale into salad bowl, add cranberries, almonds and orange segments (see pics) – top with dressing and massage with hands or toss with tongs

This salad (and dressing to top other goodies!) will keep in the fridge for a few days.


Blend ingredients in blender (Vitamix works great!)

Wash, spin or towel dry kale, chop

Cut the top and bottom off the orange(s)

Cut off the peel and pith with a sharp knife in a curved motion against the orange

Ready to cut segments! (P.S. You can cut ANY fruit like this!)

Remove segments with a knife, add to salad. Squeeze orange into salad after all segments are removed

Add cranberries and almonds with dressing, toss with tongs or hands



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