This tasty and healthy salad combined sweet and tart apples, cranberries, toasted pecans and a flavorful apple cider dressing to unite the perfect fall flavors. Add grilled chicken breast to make this a meal.
In a frying pan, heat 2 tsp of olive oil over low-medium heat. Add pecans, salt and nutritional yeast and stir.
Allow pecans to toast. This will only take up to 5 minutes. Once the pecans start to become fragrant you will want to remove them from the heat. They do not need to change color.
Stir to ensure the nutritional yeast and salt stick to the pecans. Set aside.
Paleo Apple Cider Dressing
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
Core the apple and chop into 1/4 inch cubes.
In a large mixing bowl, add pecans, apple and cranberries. Top with as much of the dressing as you would like. Be conservative at first, you may have more than you will need to use. Taste and add more as needed.
Serve immediately. Store any unused dressing in the fridge for up to 1 week.
You could omit the kale altogether and use only spinach in this recipe if you would prefer.