My eight year-old daughter will eat this salad. She loves it. The sweet element of apples and dried fruit are what makes it for her, she puts up with the rest.
Massaging the kale is the key element to this dish; do not skip this step.
*Lacinato kale is also goes by the names black kale, Cavolo Nero, Dinosaur Kale, Tuscan kale. It is my first choice for kale variety in this recipe, due to texture, but others could work as well.