Garlicky Orange Kale Salad

This Garlicky Orange Kale Salad, with toasted almonds and grated carrots, is not only a delightful delicious side dish but it is packed with Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

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When it comes to an easy side dish that is also guilt-free, this Garlicky Orange Kale Salad recipe is hard to beat. This salad is crunchy and flavorful and nutritious and it’s very easy to make. A real all-around winner! A garlicky citrus herb dressing is tossed with crunchy fresh kale, toasted almonds and shredded carrots for a salad you will find oh so satisfying. Plus, this Garlicky Orange Kale Salad recipe takes no time to put together and it makes a large amount, which is perfect to serve a crowd or to have ready on hand for several days for a light lunch.

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Preparation is simple. Begin by putting together the vinaigrette. Add fresh orange zest, orange juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, dried thyme, ground ginger, salt, pepper, and minced garlic to a large bowl. Whisk all ingredients together until combined well. Add the chopped kale, toasted almonds and shredded carrots. Toss to coat and combine. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Cover well and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 4 days.

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Garlicky Orange Kale Salad is perfect for packing along for a healthy picnic or potluck option. Serve alongside grilled chicken or fish for delectable dinner light on the bad stuff but packed with nutrition. We have also enjoyed having this stocked and ready in the fridge for a quick snack. With the addition of toasted almonds this really does satisfy most cravings.

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Garlicky Orange Kale Salad

This Garlicky Orange Kale Salad, with toasted almonds and grated carrots, is not only a delightful delicious side dish but it is packed with Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves grated/minced garlic
  • 10 cups thinly chopped kale leaves (about 1 large bunch with stems removed)
  • 1 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl whisk together orange zest, orange juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, dried thyme, ground ginger, salt, pepper, and grated garlic until blended. Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.