Winter salad with apple & maple-toasted walnuts

Posted by Anna-Kate Bultema on

About the recipe

Curl up with this warming winter salad featuring maple-toasted pumpkin seeds and walnuts. Serves 4.


For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 healthy squeeze fresh lemon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp garlic power
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt & fresh-cracked pepper

For the salad:

  • 4 large handfuls baby kale
  • ½ shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet and crisp apple, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • Sea salt & fresh-cracked pepper


  1. First make the dressing: Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Taste and adjust.
  2. Next, toast pumpkin seeds, walnuts and maple syrup in a small pan on low heat until fragrant and lightly browned.
  3. To assemble the salad, toss the baby kale, shallot, apple, pomegranate seeds and toasted pumpkin seeds and walnuts in a large bowl. Crumble the feta on top. Add a small amount of dressing at a time and toss until it’s at your desired consistency. Finish with a generous pinch of sea salt and lots of fresh-cracked pepper. 

Option: Add rotisserie chicken on top for a more hearty meal.

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