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Kale and Hazelnut Winter Salad with Warm Sweet Dressing

  • Author: Emily Smith


A sweet and tangy salad that is bursting with flavour.




  • 8 kale leaves
  • 4 cups of matchstick carrots
  • ½ cup chopped dried dates
  • ⅓ cup finely diced red onion
  • ⅓ cup crushed toasted hazelnuts
  • Dressing
  • ¼ cup turbinado or coconut sugar
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ⅒ tsp garlic salt


  1. Wash, dry and chop kale for the salad. Ideally, rolling each leaf up and slicing it into thin threads.
  2. In large serving bowl, mix together kale, matchstick carrots, dates, red onion and hazelnuts. Set aside.
  3. Dressing
  4. In a sauce pan, mix sugar, vinegar, olive oil, garlic salt and black pepper over low heat for approximately 1 minute. Stir to dissolve sugar completely. While dressing is lukewarm, drizzle over salad. Mix to coat and serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 6