Tiny New York Kitchen: Kale Salad With Apples And Pumpkin Seeds

By Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen

For this stress-free kale salad mix the dressing a day ahead, then assemble the salad literally in minutes.


  • 8 Ounces Stemmed & Chopped Kale
  • 8 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Sherry Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Teaspoons Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Cup Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Cherries
  • 1 Diced Apple
  • 6 Ounces Grated Cheddar Cheese

In a large-size serving bowl, massage kale with 2 Tablespoon olive oil. In another bowl, whisk together remaining olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, and mustard. Pour over kale; toss with toasted pumpkin seeds, cherries, diced apple and cheese. Serve immediately. Serves 6


Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.

While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”

Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too!  Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.