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Citrus Kale Salad in bowl with dressing and ingredients on a cutting board

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Cranberries and Orange

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Cranberries and Orange is the perfect salad for every day or entertaining! It's tangy, refreshing and so easy to make!
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Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 1 bunch lacinto kale tough stems removed and leaves chopped or torn (about 8 cups)
  • 1 large navel orange (or 4 clementines) peeled, then sliced widthwise and cut into triangles
  • 2 green onions both white and green parts, sliced
  • 3 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup toasted pepitas*

Instructions 

Prepare the dressing:

  • Place the orange juice, vinegar, maple syrup, dijon, and lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk till combined. Whisk in the extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper, to taste.

Prepare the salad:

  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Add the desired amount of dressing and toss to coat. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Kale may be prepped a day ahead in a zip top plastic bag or bowl covered with plastic wrap.  See this massaged kale salad to see how to massage kale to make it soft and tender.
  • Baby kale may be used, but you should not assemble your salad until just before serving as it will wilt quickly.
  • *I purchased pre-toasted pepitas in the refrigerated section of my supermarket. You can also purchase them raw and toast them on a rimmed baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 5-10 minutes or until fragrant.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 220kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 157mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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