This hearty, healthy kale salad with dried cranberries, sliced almonds and fresh goat cheese is a wonderful side salad for Thanksgiving or any time of the year. Slideshow:  Delicious Green Salads 

Emily Farris
June 2014

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Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400º. Spread the almonds evenly on sheet a pan and bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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  • Whisk together the vinegar, orange juice, mustard, shallot and garlic for the dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • In a large bowl, toss the kale, toasted almonds, dressing and cranberries. Let sit for 10 minutes, then crumble with goat cheese and serve.

Make Ahead

The almonds can be toasted and stored in an airtight container for up to a week. The dressing can be made and refrigerated for up to a week.