Kale & Cranberry Salad with Sweet Onion Dressing

I have been meaning to post this simple salad recipe for a while now. I made this for a cookout last weekend and it was a hit!

A while ago, I had the tastiest kale and cranberry salad from our local Giant Eagle Market that I wanted to try to recreate myself. The dressing was sweet and when mixed with the kale, dried cranberries and walnuts, it was like a party in my mouth! 

I found this bag of shredded kale, broccoli and cabbage from Trader Joe's that I thought would work perfect for my recreation. 

I dumped the whole bag of shredded greens (washed) into a large serving bowl.
Then, added some dried cranberries, candied walnuts and chopped pears. 
To top off the salad, I used Marzetti's Sweet Onion dressing. 

You could also add some cooked chicken or blue cheese to add some protein.

Note: If you are making this for a get together, it's best to chop and add the pears and the dressing right before you serve. 

And there you go! My new favorite Summer salad!

Enjoy and Happy Weekend!


  1. I love when I find a pre-chopped salad - Dole makes some great ones as well!! I can see why the salad was a hit - looks so good!! Happy Friday!

  2. This not only sounds amazing but it looks so pretty! All the colors are great! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela

  3. Such a gorgeous Salad! Found your blog through the linkup! :) Happy to follow along!

  4. This salad looks delicious!! We are getting a Trader Joe's where I live and I am ecstatic!! I've never been but I've heard so many great things.

  5. This looks delicious! I'm a huge fan of Trader Joe's - they have some of the BEST dressings!


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