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raw rutabaga salad with apples and walnuts in a brown serving bowl on a counter

Raw Rutabaga Salad with Apples

A crunchy raw salad with earthy flavors and a sweet honey vinaigrette!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Swedish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 350kcal


  • 1 rutabaga trimmed and peeled
  • 2 small apples or 1 large apple
  • 1 cup finely chopped kale
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 5 pitted dates sliced; more to taste

For the dressing


  • Prepare the rutabaga and apples by slicing them into matchsticks with a knife or by using a julienne peeler. You can also grate the rutabaga and apples with a hand or box grater. I prefer to peel the rutabaga but keep the peels on the apples. Combine the slices with the finely chopped kale in a large bowl. Add the walnuts and dates.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing and whisk until smooth. Pour over the salad ingredients and toss until coated. 
  • Enjoy chilled for about 20 minutes or at room temperature!


  • This dish is best served right away or chilled for a short time period (~20 minutes), since the apple can start to brown after a while. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Feel free to substitute other dried fruit for the dates, such as dried apricots, or other nuts for the walnuts, like pecans or pistachios.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1730IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg