A healthy kale salad with Cara Cara oranges, toasted almonds, hints of fennel and optional cheese. It's a refreshingly sweet winter salad.
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Flavour & Savour
1bunchLacinato Kale,stems removed and sliced very thinly OR 5 oz. baby kale leaves
2Cara Cara oranges,peeled and sliced
1/2cupfennel bulbvery thinly sliced
1/2cupManchego cheesegrated, or Parmesan or crumbled feta cheese
1/2cupflaked almonds,toasted, or pumpkin seeds
3tbspCara Cara orange juicefreshly squeezed
2tbspwhite wine vinegaror apple cider vinegar
1small shallot,finely minced
1/4tspeach salt and pepper
Prepare the vinaigrette ingredients first to allow the flavours to blend. Whisk all ingredients together and let stand while preparing the salad.
Toast the flaked almonds or pumpkin seeds by heating them gently in a skillet. No oil required. Heat until they begin to brown then remove the skillet from the heat. They will continue to roast in the hot pan.
Chop the kale very finely and massage with a little bit of the vinaigrette to tenderize it.
Slice the oranges and the fennel, grate the cheese and arrange in a serving bowl or in individual dishes. Drizzle with more vinaigrette and top with nuts or seeds. Enjoy!