Citrus Kale Salad with Avocado & Walnuts

My take on a recipe by Ree Drummond© 2015 Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

1 small bunch kale, leaves torn off the stalks
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 clove garlic, pressed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 heaping tablespoon sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (optional)
3 mandarins, segmented (or 1 orange, skin cut off, and cut into chunks)
1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced very thin (optional)
4 ounces goat cheese (chevre), crumbled
diced avocado
chopped walnuts

Grab bunches of the kale leaves and use a sharp knife to thinly slice them. Keep going until you have a big pile of finely shredded kale.To make the dressing, combine the orange juice, olive oil, sugar, garlic and some salt and pepper in a small jar. Shake vigorously until combined, then add the sour cream or yogurt and shake again until it’s nice and creamy.Toss the kale in half the dressing for a minute or so, then add the citrus pieces, jalapeno slices and goat cheese. Toss again until combined. Add a little more dressing if it needs it. (Extra dressing can be stored in the fridge and used for any salad.) Serve cold, topped with avocado and walnuts.  Keeps well.

Delicious topped with sliced Honey-Miso Chicken.

Also good with halved red grapes instead of oranges.


Published in: on December 19, 2015 at 6:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

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