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Kale + Apple Salad w/ Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dressing

Kale + Apple Salad w/ Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dressing | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

I’m currently writing this right now amidst a sea of cardboard boxes, filled with all the stuff I’ve accumulated over the past year. My past two moves weren’t nearly as cumbersome as this one, as my batterie de cuisine seems to have grown tenfold. It’s one thing to pack up your apartment and move into another, empty apartment – but I’m moving home to my family’s house, which already has a lifetime’s worth of stuff in it. It’s certainly going to be interesting seeing how my stuff / my family’s stuff meshes!

The most difficult thing to pack up are all of my dishes and bowls and plates that I use for this blog. These items are an eclectic mix that I’ve accumulated from flea markets, consignment shops, Etsy, and stores like Anthropologie or Crate + Barrel. I think once you become a food blogger, you magically turn into magnet for all types of kitchenware. And as much as I like to live minimally, I’ve grown to love my little collection of kitchen goods. The key will just be moving it all very carefully. ;)

Today’s kale and apple salad is the type of impromptu dish I like to throw together for myself for lunch or dinner, using whatever ingredients I have on hand in the pantry. I didn’t provide exact measurements for most of the ingredients,  because the intent is for you to use whatever amounts you like. Get creative, go crazy! Cooking is all about having fun! :)

Kale + Apple Salad w/ Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dressing | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeKale + Apple Salad w/ Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dressing | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeKale + Apple Salad w/ Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dressing | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeKale + Apple Salad w/ Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dressing | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

5.0 from 3 reviews
Kale + Apple Salad w/ Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dressing
 
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This kale and apple salad takes only minutes to throw together, and is full of light and fresh flavors with a tangy coconut yogurt dressing.
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
Salad
  • 1 Bunch Lacinato Kale, chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, sliced
  • 1 Avocado, Cubed
  • Slivered or Chopped Almonds
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • Chia Seeds
Dressing
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Yogurt (I like this brand)
  • Juice from ½ Lemon
Instructions
  1. To make the dressing, combine yogurt and lemon juice in a bowl and mix well with a fork.
  2. This step is optional, but recommended - take your kale and a little of the dressing, and massage dressing into kale for a few minutes with hands. This helps break down the toughness of the kale, and makes it much easier to digest.
  3. To assemble salad, toss together massaged kale, apple, avocado, and almonds.
  4. Serve in bowls, topping with chia seeds, fresh cracked pepper, and as much dressing as you like.
  5. Enjoy!

Kale + Apple Salad w/ Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dressing | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeKale + Apple Salad w/ Creamy Coconut Yogurt Dressing | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

Quote of the Day:

Spring is spring, the grass is riz, I wonder where the birdies is. 

– My Mom

 

33 Comments

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    March 29, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Well that’s a great idea to use the coconut yogurt as a simple dressing! I can only get it on rare outings since my local stores don’t have it :(

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      Sarah
      March 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Aw man! That’s too bad. I’m really spoiled to have a Whole Foods so close to me :)

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    Brianne @Natural Girl Modern World
    March 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Lovely recipe Sarah! Good luck with the move! Having gone through a big one (across the country) last year, I totally know what you’re going through! Hope you’re having a great week xx

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      Sarah
      March 29, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks Brianne! Luckily I’m not moving cross country, but it’s still daunting nonetheless !!

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    dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    March 29, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    i tell myself not to hoard things..i own very little clothing and shoes..then i have this cabinet full of mix matched plates, spoons, and cups just for blogs. i get so tired of things easily..which is why lately, i have been slowly getting rid of unwanted things and sticking to white bowls/plates to keep things minimal..

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      Sarah
      March 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      That’s such a smart idea. I love the idea of de-cluttering, of making room for living. That’s going to be my goal once I’m home!

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    Amy | Lemon and Coconut
    March 29, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Hey Sarah, good luck with the move! Lots of double bubble wrapping!! i have so much stuff you wouldn’t even believe it, my parents have nightmares about me deciding to move back home, all they do is try to get rid of stuff! Beautiful salad, all my favourite things xx

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      Sarah
      March 29, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Haha there has been lots of bubble wrap involved, how did you know? :p And thanks girl!! :D

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    danielle // rooting the sun
    March 29, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    sarah, your lacinato shots are so incredibly beautiful – i have such a fondness for their bumpy exterior. this is my kind of salad through and through – kale and apple are a union that i could enjoy daily. i wish you well in your moving! xo

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      Sarah
      March 29, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much Danielle! :D

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    Richa {VeganRicha.com}
    March 30, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Amazing. Love the crunchy apple with the kale and the simple dressing!

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      Sarah
      March 30, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Thanks Richa!! :D

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    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    March 30, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Mmm! Looks delicious :) Good luck with the move Sarah!! xo

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      Sarah
      March 30, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you Maya <3

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    genevieve @ gratitude & greens
    March 30, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Good luck with the move!! Keep those kitchen wares safe and I know moving can be quite overwhelming so make sure you’re setting time aside for salad/cookie breaks ;)

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      Sarah
      March 30, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      Hehehe there will absolutely be lots of breaks for food ;)

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    Stephanie
    March 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Oh boy, I can totally relate! I have accumulated soooo many props I am terrified to move, haha! Good luck and I hope it’s not too painful! This salad sounds and looks delicious! I love impromptu dish, they can be so surprisingly good! xO

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      Sarah
      March 30, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks Stephanie!! :D

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    Hana | Nirvana Cakery
    March 30, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Love it! Nice and simple, perfect! Was looking everywhere for coconut yogurt today and couldn’t find any locally:( I think I have to learn to make my own!

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      Sarah
      March 31, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      I’m really spoiled to have coconut yogurt at my local stop&shop! But I’ve got to learn how to make my own coyo too ;)

  • Reply
    Joleen @ Joleen Cuisine
    March 31, 2016 at 2:03 am

    I love the idea of using coconut yogurt as a dressing!! Coconut always brings so much more flavor to food :)

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      Sarah
      March 31, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks Joleen! I totally agree! :D

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    Lane | Green Spirit Adventures
    March 31, 2016 at 11:48 am

    These photos are gorgeous and this salad sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it!!
    I hope everything with the move goes smoothly. I absolutely know what you mean about being a magnet for kitchenware. I’m sort of dreading when I’ll eventually have to move all of it to my own place, haha!

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      Sarah
      March 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks Lane!! <3

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    Sarah @ Bourgeois Essence
    March 31, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    oh this salad sounds so exciting! I dont think that I have seen something like this before kale, apple and avocado with coconut sauce! Amazing!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      March 31, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks Sarah!! :D

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