This kale salad recipe is loaded with colorful vegetables, sweet cranberries, crunchy pecans, creamy cheddar cheese and the best homemade dressing ever! It’s a hearty salad that holds up well and will impress even kale skeptics.
Cheddar cheese. I use the unexpected cheddar from Trader Joe's. It's aged and sharp and so delicious. In my experience the sharper the better when it comes to cheddar. You can substitute feta, goat cheese, etc. if you prefer.
Apple cider vinegar. Any vinegar works in this dressing, balsamic, white whine, etc.
Honey. maple syrup can be used in place of honey.
Mustard. Any variety of mustard works well. I prefer Dijon.
Minced garlic. Garlic powder can be used in place of minced garlic, I recommend using ½ tsp garlic powder instead of 1 full tsp minced garlic if you make this substitution.