With all this winter weather a citrus filled salad can feel like a dose of sunshine. This light meal is packed with nutrients. The kale and blood orange have good amounts of calcium and Vitamins A,C, and K. Let's not forget the copper, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus and health boosting antioxidants provided by this delicious combo. This is a tasty meal with a super boost for your body.
Kale & Blood Orange Salad
2 bunches Lacinato kale
2 medium blood oranges
A handful of slivered almonds
A handful of goat cheese - crumbled
2 tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil
Remove stems from kale.
Wash greens then dry in a salad spinner or with paper towels.
Cut the peel from blood oranges and slice
Put kale and blood oranges in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Gently toss to coat with oil.
Place mix into serving dish and sprinkle with almonds and goat cheese.
Salt and pepper to taste.
The kale I used in this recipe is very earthy and balanced well with the sweet orange. If you prefer a milder kale just substitute with greens of your choice. This salad is also delicious with a little sliced shallot or shallot dressing.