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Winter Kale Super Salad

Winter Kale Super Salad is a gorgeous salad that is perfect for the holidays. It is full of nutrients, amazing flavor, and it makes enough to feed a crowd.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Servings: 15
Calories: 321kcal
Author: Sandra



  • 2+1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 shallots
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dried cranberries
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 whole lemon juice and zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Salad Mix

  • 12 cups kale chopped
  • 24 Brussel sprouts thinly sliced/shredded
  • 3 small heads of broccoli finely chopped
  • 1 pomegranate use all the seeds
  • 3 apples I used Honeycrisp, chopped
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 1 1/2 cups bacon bites I used fresh bacon, cook and roughly chopped

Optional Topping

  • 8 ounces crumbled goat cheese



  • Over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saute pan. Add finely sliced shallots and cook for at least 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, set aside until you are ready to combine salad.
  • Add garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Then add chopped cranberries, red wine vinegar, honey, remaining tablespoon of olive oil and lemon juice and zest, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Remove from heat, set aside until you are ready to combine with the salad.


  • In a large salad bowl add kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, pomegranate seeds, apples, pistachios, and bacon. Toss to combine. Add dressing and goat cheese if desired and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately or set in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This Winter Kale Super Salad can be made 2-3 hours in advance, I love the dressing "marinating" the kale and everything else.


Dressing recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 1036mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 6555IU | Vitamin C: 207.2mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 3.2mg