Kale Winter Salad

Want to know what my favorite type of recipe is? It’s one where I don’t have to cook anything! Yup, like any good Dietitian, I love my salads. So much so that I’ve been spending a ton of time at my local sweetgreen (an NYC salad spot featured in my fav “fast food” joint post). This trendy salad place utilizes seasonal ingredients and features produce that is fresh and local. I’m pretty obsessed with one of their seasonal salads right now, which highlights of the best combinations–apples and cheddar. That’s why I decided to recreate it at home (and save myself the $11).

Recipe for Kale salad with apple and cheddar

The sweet and salty combination of the fruit and cheese is topped with the savory crunch of chopped walnuts. I also threw a hard-boiled egg on top for some added protein. It’s topped with a balsamic vinaigrette, but feel free to drizzle your favorite dressing on top. This Kale Winter Salad will fill you up without weighing you down, and it’s packed with antioxidants and fiber.

Recipe for Kale salad with apple and cheddar

Apple & Cheddar Kale Winter Salad

Servings 2 salads


  • 4 cups of kale washed and de-stemmed
  • 1 honeycrisp apple chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs sliced in quarters
  • 2 ounces white cheddar cheese sliced into 1/2" x 1/2" cubes
  • 1/3 cup unsalted walnut pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the kale, apple, egg, cheese and walnut pieces and season with salt and pepper. Toss well and top with your favorite dressing. 

Recipe for Kale Salad with apple & cheddar



  1. Roxana

    Nice presentation. Looks so good.

  2. Lindsey Pine

    Love Sweetgreen! Your salad looks spot on!

  3. Amy

    Love Sweetgreen! Will have to try this–looks great.



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I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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