Harvest Apple Kale Salad With Balsamic Dressing – This yummy fall kale salad has sweet apples, crunchy nuts, and a tangy balsamic dressing that’s perfect to tie everything together. The kale is massaged in lemon juice help soften it. Kale salad with apple, pear, gorgonzola cheese, roasted pecans and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. (Gluten-Free, Vegan-Friendly) Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed (~15 mins). Don’t miss our “secret” tricks for the best kale salad! Place the quinoa and water into a pot and bring to the boil.