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Green Crunch Salad with EVOO Homemade Dressing

This green crunchy salad offers various benefits besides just tasting delicious.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Assembly Time: 10 Minutes

Serves: 8-10

The crisp texture provides a satisfying eating experience, while the high-water content of many greens helps keep you hydrated. Additionally, the act of chewing crunchy vegetables can promote better digestion and may contribute to a feeling of fullness, making this salad a healthy and enjoyable choice.

Green Crunch Salad with EVOO Homemade Dressing

When you pair with this homemade dressing made with SOOC extra virgin olive oil, it elevates the salad even more by providing a rich, healthier and smooth dressing. Its monounsaturated fats not only enhance the taste but also offer health benefits, such as supporting heart health. This salad came together super quick and will for sure be added to our “salads don’t have to be boring” list. It also is one of the few salads that will hold and is also great the next day and won’t get soggy!


Ingredients for the Dressing

1 teaspoon cumin

Freshly ground pepper and salt


Ingredients for the Salad

6 cups kale, chopped or torn into small pieces

4 cups green cabbage, chopped

2 cups cucumbers, diced

2 cups celery, chopped

2 granny smith apples, sliced thin

1 cup pistachios, deshelled and chopped

1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds


  1. Make the dressing by mixing the oil, balsamic vinegar, cumin and salt and pepper all together and set aside.

  2. Prepare all your ingredients for assembly.

  3. Add the kale, green cabbage, cucumbers, celery, apples, pistachios and pumpkin seeds all together in a bowl or large platter. Pour over your homemade dressing and toss all together.

  4. Serve right away.


Time Saving Tip: I buy my kale and cabbage already chopped and prepared to save myself some time and I also buy my pistachios already deshelled and my seeds already roasted.

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