Kale & Blood Orange Salad

Friday, February 14, 2014





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
Serves: 2

Ingredients

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
salt
pepper


Instructions:

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.


Recipe adapted from: A House in the Hills

17 comments:

  1. this looks absolutely fantastic!
    anytime i can find a new way to use kale is fine by me :)

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    1. Hi Molly, I always try to fit greens in my meals several times a week. Hope this helps add to your weekly menu!

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  2. I feel like every link party I go to your stuff just jumps out at me. I love this! I am a huge fan of Kale and Citrus together. One of my favorites, and on my weekly meal rotation. This looks awesome thanks for sharing over at sewlicious that is where I found you.

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    1. Rachael, this is the best compliment I've ever gotten!! Thank you so much! I hope you like the recipe!

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  3. I never really think about using Kale for a salad. Thank you for the idea. I will give this recipe a try.

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    1. Kale can be too earthy and bitter for some people. If you find it over powering try mixing it in with your favorite salad greens. The nutrients in this leafy green are so beneficial. I hope you do give them a try.

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  4. visiting from manic monday and I'm so glad I did! your site is gorgeous, as is this salad!

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle! Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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  5. I love your blog style. New bloglove and G+ follower
    Thanks for linking up at "My Favorite Things- Linky Party"
    Be Creative Mommy co-host
    http://becreativemommy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Love kale and love blood orange--never thought of this! Great idea, thanks! Visiting from the Krafty Inspiration Link Party.

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  7. I love the combination of these flavors. Please bring this by foodie friday today: http://www.simplelivingeating.com/

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  8. I have all the ingredients for this on hand. I have kale growing in my garden, and picked up blood oranges from this week's farmer's market. I did notice that while you show goat cheese on the salad, you don't have it listed in your ingredient list, just FYI. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much for pointing that out for me! I've made the needed changes. Hope you enjoy the salad!!

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  9. I love any salad with kale so this looks like a keeper for sure. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    My Say G'Day Saturday linky party has started up again after a long break and this recipe would be a perfect addition to this week's party. Please pop by if you have a minute and say g'day!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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  10. Yum! I bet it's really tasty with the goat cheese added....
    :)
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  11. This salad is mouth-watering!

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