Chicken Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese

Of direction my first recipe of 2017 is sure to be a salad. Hashtag #typical?

To be totally honest with you, I don’t devour as many salads as I used to. I take note after I principally lived on the Whole Foods salad bar for lunch and dinner. My reminiscences of the salad bar are fond; the cajun roasted candy potatoes, sesame broccoli and detox kale salad tasted like 24-karat gold after a workout.

sprinkling goat cheese onto a kale waldorf salad

After I decided to forestall throwing away my money like Nicholas Cage, I began making salads at home. Often versions of my favorites that have been found at eating places, like this chopped chickpea chicken salad with a bbq ranch dressing, and now this beautiful child kale waldorf salad with grilled chicken.

This explicit salad is apart of the Healthy Glow Guide meal plan and is loaded with each texture and taste. If you haven’t picked up your copy of the Healthy Glow Guide, what are you looking forward to?! It’s been so wonderful to see what individuals are making and talking about in the Facebook group (join us!). Seriously in case you’re ready to get healthy in one of the best ways conceivable, then the Healthy Glow Guide is worthwhile.

kale waldorf salad in a bowl

Typically Waldorf salads are made with a mayo based totally dressing and other weirdness, however I’m announcing hell no to the mayo. Instead I whipped up this salad with a light balsamic dressing in keeping with my favourite model from California Pizza Kitchen. Now I haven’t been to CPK in years, so I in truth have no idea if they still have this on their menu, but when I was in college, it was my favorite salad on this planet.

I switched it up via adding child kale (or you can use spinach or child vegetables), grilled chicken, do-it-yourself toasted walnuts, tart and sweet cranberries, grapes, and my favourite goat cheese. If you’re now not into grilling up some chicken, we adore enjoying it with my maple glazed salmon.

kale waldorf salad in a bowl

Lastly, certainly one of my goals for the weblog this yr is to bring you healthy mains and get into cooking from my heritage extra. My Grandmother has been hoarding her wonderful recipes for years and my plan is to persuade her to ship all of them to me so I can ship the deliciousness to you.

In the intervening time, be at liberty to experience certainly one of my favourite, simple salads.


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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Kale & Apples

Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

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Chicken Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese

5 from 3 votes

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 mins

This fabulous kale waldorf salad has chopped chicken breast, avocado, goat cheese, tart cranberries and crunchy toasted walnuts. Tossed in an easy mild balsamic vinaigrette.

  • 1 bag child kale (about 6-Eight cups)
  • 1 granny smith apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup seedless crimson grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, diced or sliced
  • 2 leftover grilled chicken breasts (Eight oz), diced into cubes
  • 1/4 cup walnuts halves (1 oz)
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 tablespoon further virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to style
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread walnuts on baking sheet and toast in oven for Eight minutes until aromatic and golden. Remove from oven, allow to cool, then chop into small pieces.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and dijon mustard together till easy and smartly blended. Season with salt and pepper to style. Set apart.

  3. In a large bowl, toss kale, apples, grapes, and cranberries together. Pour dressing over the fruit and lettuce and toss once more to mix. Top salad with goat cheese, avocado, chicken and toasted walnuts. Serve in an instant.

To make vegetarian: change chicken for chickpeas

To make dairy loose: go away off goat cheese


Servings: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 serving

Calories: 308kcal

Fat: 17.7g

Carbohydrates: 23.7g

Fiber: 5.2g

Sugar: 13.3g

Protein: 18.4g

Recipe through: Monique Volz | Photography through: Sarah Fennel

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