Fruit Kale Salad With Orange Ginger Dressing

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This salad is super crunchy and moist from all that Orange Ginger dressing.

You got massaged orange-y salt-y kale, juicy poms, sweet and fragrant orange slices, toasted and crunchy almonds drowning in fresh orange juice based vinaigrette with a ginger kick. What not to like?!

I devoured 5 cups, like this whole bowl, by myself, in one day. I guess it’s one of those dishes that doesn’t need calorie count.

I also added romaine lettuce to reduce further bitterness and add crunch.
What a deliciousness! Nothing compares in freshness to fresh fruits and veggies…
Look at all those pomegranate arils…mmmmmm.

Ingredients

For Salad:
5 cups kale (packed), stems removed and chopped
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Orange zest from an orange listed below
Pinch of salt
2-3 cups romaine lettuce (packed), chopped
1 medium pomegranate, arils only
1/2 large orange, peeled & diced
1/3 cup slivered or sliced almonds, toasted
For Orange Ginger Dressing:
1/2 cup orange juice, not from concentrate & no sugar added
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 large orange, peeled & diced
1 inch piece fresh ginger
Pinch of salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

In a large bowl, add kale, olive oil, orange zest and salt. Massage with your hands for couple minutes until the amount of kale shrinks a bit. Add romaine lettuce, pomegranate, orange and almonds. Set aside.

In a blender, small food processor or Magic Bullet, add Orange Ginger Dressing ingredients and process until smooth. Pour over salad, toss and enjoy.

Storage Instructions: Refrigerate Salad ingredients separately from the Dressing for up to 2 days. Both should be covered to retain moisture. Shake dressing and add almonds just before serving otherwise they will lose their crunch in the fridge.

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