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Dressing being poured out a jar on a kale salad with fruit.

Kale and Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


A satisfying salad with fresh kale, mandarin oranges, pineapple, walnuts, dried cranberries and feta cheese and drizzled with an easy homemade lemon poppy seed vinaigrette.


For the vinaigrette:

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

For the salad:

  • 1 bunch kale, washed, large stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges (no sugar added – in water), drained
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can pineapple chunks (in juice), drained
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Prepare salad by placing chopped kale in a large bowl. Top with remaining salad ingredients and toss to combine. Drizzle with vinaigrette.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: kale and fruit salad