Cherry Kale Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

This summer salad is the perfect addition to your next backyard barbecue

Credit: BC Tree Fruit

This simple salad is loaded with kale, almonds and cherries, and is packed with nutritious fibre, potassium and vitamin C and E

Add a filet of grilled salmon, chicken or tofu to this salad to make it a well-balanced entrée, or leave as is for a perfect side dish. The honey lime vinaigrette really complements the cherries and almonds; you may not need to use all of the dressing, so add only as much as you like.

salad ingredients

  • 5 cups lightly packed washed and torn kale
  • 1½ cups BC Tree Fruits cherries, cut in half and pitted
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • 2/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Dressing Ingredients

  • Juice of 2 limes (approximately ¼ cup)
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (ie: canola oil)


  1. Mix all of the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. In a Mason jar or large cup, combine the lime juice, Dijon mustard, honey, vinegar and garlic clove.
  3. Whisk together (Tip: an aerolatte works perfectly to emulsify this dressing).
  4. Slowly add the vegetable oil while whisking.
  5. Drizzle the dressing over the salad (you may not use it all depending on your taste) and serve!


Recipe by Tori Wesszer of Fraiche Nutrition