Kale Orange Salad

04.27.2017

Kale and Orange Salad is the perfect seasonal winter salad recipe! It’s bursting with bright flavors, it’s incredibly nutritious and it’s a exciting change from basic side salad. Plus it’s a perfectly fitting holiday recipe.

Kale Orange Salad

Kale Orange Salad

Lately I’ve been getting some of the best citrus I’ve ever had at the grocery store lately, which surprised me because I thought it was out of season but apparently it’s not.

So I’ve had an abundance of oranges in my fridge and decided to make them into something healthy.

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Kale Orange Salad

And here we’ve got this incredibly delicious Kale and Orange Salad that has such a delicious Orange-White Balsamic Vinaigrette. Then it’s got the other salad musts – cheese and nuts.

I used goat cheese, toasted almonds and threw in some green onions for even more flavor to this bright, citrusy salad! Yes indeed, I’m loving everything about this salad!

Kale Orange Salad

Raw kale never used to be my thing until I started adding it into smoothies and salads.

Then when you pair kale with tangy citrus you get the perfect flavor combo.

Here you get crisp, tender kale, sweet and lightly tart oranges, creamy, tangy goat cheese, rich toasted crunchy almonds, and then it’s finished with a sweet and sour over-the-top delicious vinaigrette!

Trust me this is a salad you want to try! Feel free to sub. navel oranges for the blood orange if you can’t find them or if they cost 3x as much as the navel. I’m just obsessed with their pretty color so the extra cost is worth it to me :).

Kale Orange Salad

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Kale Orange Salad

This is the perfect seasonal winter salad recipe! It's bursting with nutritious kale, sweet juicy oranges, crumbles of cheese, crisp almonds and a tangy bright dressing. It's incredibly nutritious and it's a exciting change from basic side salad. Plus it's a perfectly fitting holiday recipe.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kale Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 350 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch curly kale (about 9 oz), thick ribs removed, remaining thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds , toasted
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 3 oz goat cheese , crumbled
  • 1 blood orange* , peeled and sliced into rounds then halved (navel orange can be substituted)
  • 2 mandarin oranges , peeled and segmented

Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice**
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (do scant if using table salt)
  • 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. For the Salad: Add kale, half of the almonds, half of the green onions and the mandarin oranges to a salad bowl. 

  2. Pour over vinaigrette dressing then toss salad. Top with remaining almonds and green onions, add blood oranges and goat cheese and serve.
  3. For the vinaigrette: In a mixing bowl whisk together all ingredients. Chill until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  1. Navel oranges can be used in place of the blood oranges.
  2. Mandarin orange juice can be used as well.
  3. Recipe source: inspired by Spoon Fork Bacon
Nutrition Facts
Kale Orange Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 414mg 17%
Potassium 595mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 15g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 115.2%
Vitamin C 125%
Calcium 19.9%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

7 comments

  • Mychal Estrada: how many servings does this recipe yield? July 22, 2017 at 3:13am Reply

  • Nancy: Did you peel your segmented Mandren oranges individually? They look so bright and orange. You used fresh not canned correct? Also, would feta Be an OK substitute for goat cheese? May 10, 2017 at 4:40am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes they are fresh and I didn’t peel the oranges they are just covered in dressing so they appear similar to a peeled one might :). And feta would probably be okay. May 11, 2017 at 9:18pm Reply

  • Paige: This looks amazing! I need to be eating gorgeous food like this more often!

    Paige May 2, 2017 at 1:25pm Reply

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci: Such a pretty salad, I love the pretty nix of citrus with toasted almonds! April 30, 2017 at 11:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura! I love the combo too! May 1, 2017 at 8:29pm Reply

  • Sara @ Last Night’s Feast: Yummers! This looks amazing April 28, 2017 at 5:13pm Reply

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