In a small bowl or measuring cup, vigorously whisk all the ingredients for the vinaigrette and then pour it over the chopped kale. Massage the kale with that vinaigrette for 3 to 5 minutes, making sure to squeeze those kale leaves really firmly between your fingers.
Add the rest of the salad ingredients to the bowl and toss well.
If time permits, refrigerate the salad for about an hour to allow flavors to meld before serving.
Leftovers will keep well for up to a couple of days in the refrigerator.
*or any other sweet apple variety that won't oxidize when exposed to air