Kale Orange Salad

Published April 27, 2017. Updated November 9, 2018

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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.

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.
Servings: 4
Prep15 minutes
Ready in: 15 minutes


  • 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


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


  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*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 595mg17%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 5760IU115%
Vitamin C 103.1mg125%
Calcium 199mg20%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.