Recipe:: Confetti Salad

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Back in April I visited the Atlanta Botanical Gardens with a friend and had the best “kale” salad ever!  I was determined to try to go home and recreate this salad and the following recipe is what I came up with.  I quote kale because it is not a kale salad in the traditional sense and more like a confetti salad with all of the ingredients that are involved.  I tested out the recipes on a few friends at a lakeside BBQ and it received rave reviews and recipe requests.  In fact, that same evening I had a message waiting for me on Facebook for a typed version ASAP.  :)

I feel it still needs a little tweeking to get it on par with the version that I ate at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, but this one comes pretty close.  Here it is…



1 small bunch of Kale
1 broccoli crown
1/2 a head of cauliflower
1/2 a large carrot
2 white nectarines
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4-1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
Agave nectar to taste (just keep adding a few tbs at a time until it tastes the way you want it)


  1. Pulse broccoli and cauliflower in a food processor (may have to do in batches) to finely chop.
  2. Grate carrot with a grater and rough chop kale (you could do both of these in a food processor to save time and effort).
  3. Mix all of the vegetables and fruit in a bowl together and then add the apple cider vinegar and stir to coat everything.
  4. Add agave nectar, stir and taste until you reach the desired sweetness and taste. The agave nectar will help to cut the tang of the apple cider vinegar.

*The apple cider vinegar helps to soften/cook the kale so that it is not as tough since it is raw.


Here are a few pics from my Atlanta Botanical Garden trip:








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  • Charita

    Yes this salad is amazing!!! I have to try that as well!!!!!

    • NaturalArtMaven

      Yes! I’m still trying to tweak the recipe to get closer to the one at the Botanical Gardens. That one was absolutely amazing. The one I came up with is good, but it has not achieved perfection. Lol

  • Susan VanHemert

    Hello! I’m going to try your Kale salad recipe today. I visited Atl Botanical yesterday, and I too fell head over heels for the kale salad served. In searching online, I see that others are also looking for this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • NaturalArtMaven

      No problem! Their kale salad is sooo good. Let me know how this comes out for you!