Grilled Apple and Kale Salad



Grilled apples

  • 4 apples (thinly sliced with a knife or mandolin)
  • 1 TB fresh rosemary (coarsely chopped)
  • Kosher salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Balsamic vinaigrette

  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • Sprig of rosemary (destemmed)
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt and pepper (to taste)

Salad ingredients

  • 45 cups chopped kale
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup walnuts


  1. Mix apples, rosemary, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Place on griddle or saute pan (medium heat) and cook until apples are tender and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette. Place garlic, rosemary, canola oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper in blender. Blend for 1 minute until ingredients are combined. Set aside.
  3. Place chopped kale in a large bowl and add grilled apples, blue cheese crumbles, and walnuts. Toss to combine.
  4. Dress salad with balsamic vinaigrette to your liking and serve.