Kale with Cranberries

More kale Mom! Yes, the boys can’t get enough kale when I make this Kale with Cranberries recipe. This quick and easy salad has just 4 simple ingredients –kale, dried cranberries, pine nuts, and olive oil. Although it’s the perfect Thanksgiving dish, it’s become a staple in our house all year round.

That makes me very happy because this healthy salad is full of highly nutritious super foods. First, there is the kale, a cruciferous, cancer fighting vegetable packed with flavonoids. Then we have the cranberries, high in vitamin C, and pine nuts, the edible seed of the pine tree which are higher in protein than any other seed. The final ingredient in this easy salad recipe is olive oil, which is full of good fats that help to control blood sugar levels.

Kale with Cranberries

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Servings 8



  • Steam the kale until it is bright green
  • Meanwhile, in a 9 inch cast iron skillet, toast the pine nuts
  • Allow kale and pine nuts 5 minutes to cool, then toss together in a large bowl
  • Add dried cranberries and olive oil
  • Toss and serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
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My boys fight over this easy kale recipe. The four of us can finish off the 2 bunches of kale that the recipe calls for in one sitting. Even when their dad is not home for dinner, the three of us can easily devour it!

Kale with Cranberries is one of my favorite salad recipes, here are some other easy kale recipes for you:


35 responses to “Kale with Cranberries”

  1. For somebody like me who grows kale, I’m never quite sure how much a “bunch” is. Volume measurements and/or weight would be greatly appreciated. This is an issue I have with many sites. “A medium onion”…???
    Didn’t have pine nuts; used walnuts. Great!

  2. I shave Mancetta cheese on this salad – this is a Sheep’s cheese that I found at a local Italian grocery store. I also add fresh lemon juice and white wine vinegar in the sauce. It tastes fantastic.

  3. I never would have thought that this super simple recipe would make such an impression on my family. I’ve got braised kale converts!

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