Place the quinoa and water into a pot and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed (~15 mins). The kale is massaged in lemon juice help soften it. Kale salad with apple, pear, gorgonzola cheese, roasted pecans and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. 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. Don’t miss our “secret” tricks for the best kale salad! (Gluten-Free, Vegan-Friendly)