Kale Salad with Oranges, Almonds and Avocado

Yesterday was just another day for me. No Thanksgiving deliciousness, and a giant Kale salad on my dinner plate. I’m Canadian after all, so I ate my weight in mashed potatoes last month.

But with all the gorgeous Thanksgiving recipes that have been popping up all over the internet, I thought I’d give you guys a big kale salad to help detox the body and make you feel like all that binge eating never happened.

This salad is chalk full of goodness. The dressing is simple with fresh squeezed orange juice, olive oil and salt, and the salad itself consists of kale, juicy chopped oranges, almonds, avocado and pomegranate seeds. HELLO health food!

To make this make your dressing first. Combine the juice of one orange with olive oil, a pinch of sea salt and some pepper. Shake or stir until very well combined. Set aside.

To assemble the salad, cut the middle stem part off the kale and place it into a bowl. Peel your second orange and separate the sections. Chop orange sections roughly and place in a bowl with the pomegranate seeds, chopped avocado and almonds.

Drizzle 1/3 of the dressing over salad and toss well to coat. Enjoy!

Kale Salad with Oranges, Pomegranate Almonds and Avocado
Recipe lightly adapted from Eat Live Run
Makes one big salad (and dressing for 3 salads)

Ingredients:
1 bunch lacinato kale (“dinosaur” kale”), washed and roughly chopped
2 juicy oranges
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 avocado, diced
10 whole raw almonds
1/2 pomegranate (seeds, of course)
pinch of sea salt and pepper

Directions:
First, make the dressing. Combine the juice of one orange with the olive oil, pinch of sea salt and pepper. Shake or stir until very well combined. Set aside.

To assemble the salad, peel the other orange and separate the sections. Chop orange sections roughly and place in a bowl with the kale, pomegranate seeds, chopped avocado and almonds.

Drizzle 1/3 of the dressing over salad and toss well to coat. Enjoy!

Notes:
-I actually like to let the dressing soak into the kale for about 10 minutes before eating.
-Extra dressing will stay good in a sealed jar for a about a week.

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Comments

  1. Kale in a salad is definitely dedication to the cause :) Looks delicious though!

  2. A kale salad detox definitely sounds like an awesome idea right now. This looks great!

  3. Great looking salad, agreed, need something healthful after this weekend of eating!

  4. Beautiful. Wish I had that to eat for dinner instead od leftover turkey and pumpkin pie!!!

  5. This salad is gorgeous! I love the deep contrast in color. We should absolutely be eating this after the food fest of the past couple of days :)

  6. Good clean eating for the day after the day after Thanksgiving! GREG

  7. This salad is so gorgeous, love the variety of colors! I could definitely use a salad after the indulgent weekend I’ve had :)

  8. Nothing like a good fresh salad. Anything with avocados gets me.

  9. Oh dear God, that looks incredbile. I am on a pre-xmas detox, there are so many dinners/parties that I have to go to, so I feel I ought to at least try and be healthy before all the over indulgence begins!

  10. Oh, this looks just divine + us Americans are all needing it after all the Thanksgiving food + leftovers we’ve been eating for the last week. YUM!

  11. I love this combination. Looks delicious.

  12. I need to eat more kale… this salad would do the trick. Sounds great.

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