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Holiday Kale Slaw with Apples

Red and green salads are a great addition to your Christmas spread, but this super easy holiday kale slaw with apples takes just 10 minutes, and is bursting with crunch and flavor thanks to an apple cider vinaigrette + pomegranates and apples.
Course Salad, side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Rebecca


  • small mixing bowl
  • small whisk
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • mandoline
  • Measuring cups, spoons
  • Large mixing bowl



  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • pinch salt


  • 2 leaves kale
  • ½ whole apple
  • 3-4 whole brussels sprouts
  • ½ inch section green cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate aerils
  • parmesan cheese to taste


  • Add all dressing ingredients to small mixing bowl (1 T olive oil, ½ T apple cider vinegar, ½ teaspoon maple syrup, and a pinch of salt). Whisk together, set aside.
  • Wash all vegetables and chop ends off 3-4 brussels sprouts, then remove outer leaves. Remove kale leaves from stalk. Massage kale by rubbing leaves between your hands. Rip leaves into small pieces, and place in large mixing bowl. Thinly slice ½ in section of cabbage, add to large mixing bowl.
  • Using a mandolin, thinly slice brussels sprouts and ½ apple. Put cut sides down on mandolin, and use safety holder. After thinly slicing apple, stack slices and cut thin matchsticks. Remove center slices with seeds. Add sliced brussels sprouts and apple to large mixing bowl. Mix together with tongs. Add dressing just to salad that will be eaten. Top with 2 T pomegranate aerils and parmesan cheese to taste. *Refrigerate each component and combine just before serving.



  • Massage kale to make it easier to eat.
  • Don't have a mandolin, just thinly slice brussels sprouts and apple with your knife.
  • Refrigerate each component separately and combine just before serving.