Harrisville Kale Salad with Feta, Cranberries & Walnuts

Tossed with a light dressing, sweet cranberries, and crunchy nuts, this kale salad with feta is a staff and reader favorite.

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Harrisville Kale Salad with Feta, Cranberries & Walnuts

Just up the road from Yankee Magazine‘s New Hampshire offices, the folks at the Harrisville General Store lure locals and tourists alike with their made-from-scratch food, much of it locally sourced. Their take on kale salad with feta is so popular and delicious that many Yankee staffers have to plan ahead each day to get their share before it sells out. “The key is to slice the kale very thinly to distribute the flavor evenly,” store manager Laura Carden advises. Tossed with a light dressing, sweet cranberries, and crunchy nuts, it’s the perfect late-fall salad.

Note: For this recipe, you’ll want about 8 cups of thinly sliced kale leaves.

Total Time: 25
Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 head green-leaf kale (see "Note," above)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar, red-wine vinegar, or apple-cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced shallots
  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice


Remove stems from kale and discard. Wash and spin kale leaves in a salad spinner or blot between paper towels until thoroughly dried. Slice kale thinly (1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness), place in a salad bowl, and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, shallots, and a pinch of salt. Let stand about 10 minutes. Slowly whisk in olive oil, adding pepper and more salt to taste.

Pour dressing over kale and toss well. Toss in cranberries, walnuts, feta, and lemon or lime juice. Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to 3 days.
  • Jessica

    This is my go-to salad for weeknights and last minute guests alike. Incredibly easy to prepare, wonderful flavors. I use a stick blender to prep the dressing. It purees the dressing and distributes the shallot taste even more throughout the salad. Cannot recommend this recipe enough!

  • Amazing salad. Made this for a wine pairing party last night and nothing was left!

  • Anonymous

    I love the texture of the kale and the favors of the shallots, feta cheese and walnuts.


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