Citrus Kale Salad

Citrus Kale Salad

Perfect, healthy, nutty and balanced Citrus Kale Salad. A Beautiful marriage of ingredients that just brings harmony, happiness, and calmness to you and your body.

Don’t you simply love a good salad? I adore salads, and the other day, I was longing for kale salad.

It’s hard to believe, I know, but I do have these cravings for madly healthy food, as well.

Even though kale or raw greens do not agree with me anymore, I still love eating every once in a while.

Citrus Kale Salad

Now, don’t be afraid of adding fruit to your salad, especially greens like kale because it brings down the dull taste of kale.

Personally, for me, kale tastes like grass, nothing extraordinary without a doubt.

However, when you add fruit to raw kale that burst of sweetness comes in and makes kale taste delightful.

As you can see the salad looks spectacular and wonderful, and it truly tastes superb.

Basically, everything that you see on this salad is fresh and healthy.

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With that being said, you can add a mix of citrus fruit such as grapefruit, mandarins, or different types of oranges.

Although on that point, it has a nice amount of freshly squeezed lemon juice as well.

Another version of Citrus Kale Salad with addition of sliced almonds and olives.

This type of salad would bring a smile on your face even on the most depressing day, and light up it up significantly more.

I am telling you, it is a powerhouse and simply perfect to keep that New Year resolution to eat healthier. Wink*Wink*…

I know, we all do make those resolutions, but the reality is that if we eat at least a couple of times a week something like this, I am certain that our body would thank us for sure.

Citrus Kale Salad

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Recipe
Yield: Serves 4

Citrus Kale Salad

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Perfect, healthy, nutty and balanced Citrus Kale Salad. A Beautiful marriage of ingredients that just brings harmony, happiness, and calmness to you and your body.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups fresh organic Kale it will go down to about 2 cups after massaging
  • 2 Oranges peeled and sliced (mandarines, or other similar)
  • 1/2 cup Nuts, any on hand; pinenuts, almond, cashews, etc.
  • 1 cup Pomegranate

GINGER VINAIGRETTE

  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil Extra virgin, organic
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon add more if you like it really sour
  • Juice from 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, you may use fresh with juice squeezed out and use that as well
  • Pinch of salt, or to taste
  • Pinch of Ground Black Pepper
  • Generous pinch of Sumac
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon Zest
  • 1 tbsp. Orange Zest

Instructions

  1. After washing thoroughly, add the kale to a mixing bowl, I like using scissors to chop it in the smaller pieces, but you may use a knife and chop into bite-size pieces on a large cutting board before adding it to the bowl.
  2. Mix together ingredients for the ginger vinaigrette, whisk to combine it well, or place everything in a jar with a lid and shake to combine.
  3. Pour vinaigrette over it, and massage kale by squeezing it for about five minutes, or until leaves are very tender. Taste and see if you need more salt.
  4. Peel oranges (or other citrus fruit) and slice however you wish, add to the salad and lightly toss.
  5. Plate it on the large platter if you wish, and pomegranate seeds and pinenuts. Read notes for more options.

Notes

You may use other toppings such as olives, croutons, or any other nuts for that extra crunch.



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