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Tuscan Kale Salad with Apples and Cheddar

This Tuscan Kale Salad is easy to make for a quick lunch or even dinner! It's filling and delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale, salad
Servings: 2
Author: Aimee


  • 5 oz Tuscan kale
  • 1 red apple, small
  • ¼ cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Wash the kale and then remove the center rib/stem of each leaf. Cut the kale into 2 inch pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • Dice the apple into small chunks, leaving the core behind. Add to the bowl.
  • Shred ¼ cup cheddar cheese. Put most in the bowl, reserving a bit for adding to the top of the salads.
  • Into a mason jar or other jar/container with a lid, add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Shake until well combined. Pour over the salad and then toss the salad together with the dressing.
  • Plate the salad onto two plates or bowls and sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top.


  • Tuscan kale is also referred to as dinosaur kale and a few other names. It can be found at some grocery stores and farmer's markets. If you cannot find it, curly kale will work great in this salad too.
  • Use a high-quality cheddar cheese for this salad.