Citrus Kale Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
This Citrus Kale Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette is a healthy and refreshing winter detox salad. After an indulgent holiday, this is a great way to use up leftover turkey or chicken and get some much needed nutrients between all the crazy holiday eating!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
For The Salad:
- 1 bunch bunch kale ribs removed and leaves torn into pieces (about 6 cups)
- 8 ounces cooked chicken or turkey cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 persimmon thinly sliced into half moons
- 1 mandarin orange peeled and separated into wedges
- 4 ounces soft goat cheese chevre
- 2-4 ounces raw walnuts
For Blood Orange Vinaigrette:
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- zest of one blood orange
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon finely diced shallot
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Add all ingredients for blood orange vinaigrette to a mason jar, tightly seal lid and shake until fully combine (or you can just whisk it together).
Add the torn kale to a large salad bowl. Pour a few tablespoons of the dressing over the kale, then massage the dressing into the kale for a few minutes. Allow to sit while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
To assemble salad, add the rest of the salad ingredients to the salad bowl, toss to combine. Top with more dressing or serve with dressing on the side.
This is a great recipe for leftover chicken or turkey! It is also a great use for a store bought rotisserie chicken.
If you can't find blood oranges, regular oranges should work.
This would also make a great side salad and a vegetarian option just by leaving out the chicken.
Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3755IU | Vitamin C: 56.7mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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