Kale Salad with Pine Nuts & Dried Cranberries (& Vegan Parmesan Cheese!)

This simple, refreshing, healthy and light salad is an easy way to enjoy raw kale and enjoy an amazing amount of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, K, C, manganese, potassium, B vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium. Kale also contains omega 3 fatty acids and protein.

The pine nuts and cranberries give it great festive colors and you can top it with a vegan parmesan cheese! This nutty vegan cheese gives the salad a burst of flavor, healthy fats and protein.


  • 1 bunch of fresh kale
  • 1 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup roasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup freshly made vegan parmesan cheese (add more to individual salads if you’d like)
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste


1. Remove the hard stem off kale leaves and tear into small bite-sized pieces and add to a bowl. Save the stems for juicing!


2. Combine all ingredients with the kale in a large salad bowl.

3. To make salad dressing blend lemon zest, juice, olive oil and mustard until vinaigrette is thick and creamy.

4. Toss salad dressing in large bowl with ingredients and season with sea salt and black pepper.

5. Keep chilled then right before serving sprinkle on a little more vegan parmesan cheese to each salad plate.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4 - 6

Calories: 250

Fat: 18g

Trans Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 50mg

Carbohydrates: 22g

Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 15g

Protein: 3g