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The Best Winter Kale Salad to Make

December 2, 2021

The Best Winter Kale Salad to make! Our absolute favorites salad to make filled with the most delicious seasonal eats that can be a main or side dish for the holidays.The Best Winter Kale Salad

HELLLOOO to your new favorite winter salad recipe friends.

This is the ultimate winter salad to make. It is filled with so many flavors and textures and it is truly a fan favorite. And it is 100000% a mcjordO specialty. He lives for his blood oranges and tequila, I am surprised he even let us use one for this salad haha! We also toss in some cooked beets (J steamed these but roasted works too), some walnuts, parm, cous cous (such a game changer to add) and we dress it with a mix of olive oil, blood orange juice, lemon juice and salt and pepper.

But the real kick to this salad is how we massage the kale. It isn’t your typical lemon squeeze. Instead we are squeezing BLOOD ORANGE! Yup – a good old blood orange as the little squeeze of acidity. Complimented with some oil and it is pure perfection.

If you can make this salad as a base for a main and add in some chicken, salmon, or any protein. Or serve it as a side or appetizer for dinner!

The Best Winter Kale Salad

What is in this kale winter salad:

  • Tuscan kale, stems removed and washed and chopped
  • Steamed or roasted beets, cut into quarters
  • Blood orange, peeled and cut
  • Couscous, cooked (or a gf grain)
  • Walnuts, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Olive oil + 1/2 lemon OR 1/2 blood orange
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

How to prep this winter salad:

  1. Add the kale to a bowl and drizzle with a bit of oil and squeeze 1/2 a lemon or blood orange and massage into the kale
  2. Next add the mix-in’s then dress with more oil and sea salt and pepper
  3. Serve with desired main or with protein on top as a meal!

A few other delicious salad recipes:

Vegetarian Greek Salad with Tahini Yogurt Dressing

The Best Healthy Classic Caesar Salad

The Ultimate Healthy Harvest Salad (gluten-free)

10-minute Greek Tortellini Salad (gluten-free)

The Best Winter Kale Salad

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The Best Winter Kale Salad

The Best Winter Kale Salad to make! Our absolute favorites salad to make filled with the most delicious seasonal eats that can be a main or side dish for the holidays.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 large head of tuscan kale, stems removed and washed and chopped
  • Steamed or roasted beets, cut into quarters
  • 1 blood orange, peeled and cut
  • 1 cup couscous, cooked (or a gf grain)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Olive oil + 1/2 lemon OR 1/2 blood orange
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the kale to a bowl and drizzle with a bit of oil and squeeze 1/2 a lemon or blood orange and massage into the kale
  2. Next add the mix-in’s then dress with more oil and sea salt and pepper
  3. Serve with desired main or with protein on top as a meal!

Notes

*Store in fridge for 5 days. I like to dress lightly if making in advance

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One Response

  1. This is such a great combination of flavors. It’s so perfect and seasonal, and I LOVE oranges this time of year. 😊 This will definitely be in the regular dinner rotation for me this winter.

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