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Kale Citrus Salad

For the holidays, I typically make a salad that has craisins, glazed pecans and feta cheese with a champagne vinaigrette. This year, however, I wanted to do something different. I found this recipe in the Thanksgiving 2014 issue of Southern Living and thought I’d give it a try. I thought it was fantastic, but I love every ingredient in this salad. If you aren’t a red onion fan, use less than what the recipe calls for. 

Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 20 minutes

Ingredients:

3 large oranges

2 Ruby Red Grapefruit

3 T. orange juice

2 T. white wine vinegar

2 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard

1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. honey

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil

1 5 oz. package baby kale

1/2 c. thinly sliced red onion

Special Equipment and Other Items Needed:

Whisk

Preparing Kale Citrus Salad:

1. Peel oranges and grapefruit; cut away bitter white pith. Cut each orange into 1/4 in. thick rounds. Holding 1 peeled grapefruit in the palm of your hand, slice between membranes and gently remove whole segments. Repeat with remaining grapefruit.

2. Whisk together orange juice and next 6 ingredients. Add oil in a slow steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth. Toss together kale, onion and 1/2 c. dressing in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top salad with citrus and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with remaining dressing. 

Kale Citrus Salad

Meal Ideas:

This salad is such a great compliment to any meal. However, if you add a simple piece of grilled chicken or salmon, it would be a great meal all on its own!

Got Leftovers?:

Not everyone likes leftover salad. However, the kale doesn’t wilt like typical lettuce does. I thought it was fantastic the next day! 

Tip Tuesday – Getting the most out of citrus

It’s Tuesday Tip Day!! Since the weather is getting warmer, it’s the perfect time for some delicious juicy fruit!

Here are some great tips when using any type of citrus in your meals…

Getting the most out of your citrus (lemons, limes, oranges, etc)

  • How to prepare citrusRoll the citrus under your hand before squeezing it, you’ll get way more juice out of it!  
  • When squeezing a lemon/lime directly over your food, hold it face up in your palm to help prevent seeds from falling into your dish.
  • Zest the citrus before cutting it for juice, it’s nearly impossible to zest a squeezed lemon! 
  • Adding a bit of freshly squeezed citrus to your dish just before serving it brings out its freshness and flavor.

For more tips like this, make sure you visit the Cooking 101 section of our website!