December 5, 2014 7

Winter Chopped Salad with Kale + Fruit + Lemon Vinaigrette

Vegan, gluten-free winter chopped salad.

Winter Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette | Winter chopped salad packed with kale and pomegranates and oranges and a zesty lemon vinaigrette. A hearty, naturally vegan and gluten-free kale salad.

Today’s post is brought to you by The Trust for Public Land, an organization committed to protecting parks and other natural spaces right in your own backyard.

I’ve spent about half of my life living in rural communities; I was born and raised in upstate New York. And I’ve lived the other half in major metropolises. There is beauty in both. Getting outdoors refreshes my spirit and it inspires me to get in my kitchen and create new recipes for you guys.

This winter chopped salad combines the liveliness of the city with the punches of fruit and vibrant lemon vinaigrette. And the earthiness of the countryside with the grounding kale. It refreshes your spirit and palate.

America’s open spaces are disappearing at a rate of 6,000 acres a day. That’s a scary fact you guys. If you’d like to help change that, watch the video below. And join The Trust for Public Land. They work with communities nationwide to save the places people love. Share your story by submitting your #OurLand virtual postcard here.

Winter Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette | Winter chopped salad packed with kale and pomegranates and oranges and a zesty lemon vinaigrette. A hearty, naturally vegan and gluten-free kale salad.

Winter Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette | Winter chopped salad packed with kale and pomegranates and oranges and a zesty lemon vinaigrette. A hearty, naturally vegan and gluten-free kale salad.

Winter Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette | Winter chopped salad packed with kale and pomegranates and oranges and a zesty lemon vinaigrette. A hearty, naturally vegan and gluten-free kale salad.

Winter Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette | Winter chopped salad packed with kale and pomegranates and oranges and a zesty lemon vinaigrette. A hearty, naturally vegan and gluten-free kale salad.

Winter Chopped Salad with Kale + Fruit

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 11 mins
Serves 2 portions     adjust servings

Inspired by, my Summer’s Bounty Chopped Kale Salad. If you don't have oranges on hand, any winter citrus would work. Clementines, grapefruits, and/or tangerines would be delicious.

Ingredients

  • 10 stalks of tuscan kale
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded raw beets
  • 1/4 cup chopped green scallion
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 orange, peeled + cut into segments
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils

Instructions

  1. Wash, dry and remove the center ribs from the kale, and shred it finely. In a large mixing bowl combine the kale with the olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt, and massage it with your hands for 3 minutes, or until bright green and pliable.
  2. To the bowl add in the cabbage, beets, scallions and parsley and mix well. Lastly add in the organs and pomegranate arils.
  3. Drizzle the on the dressing and serve.
Winter Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette | Winter chopped salad packed with kale and pomegranates and oranges and a zesty lemon vinaigrette. A hearty, naturally vegan and gluten-free kale salad.

Lemon Vinaigrette

Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Serves ¼ cup     adjust servings

If you can source them, Meyer lemons make this vinaigrette extra special.

Ingredients

  • juice + zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl; pour it over the salad and toss.

This post is sponsored by The Trust for Public Land; all opinions are my own.

7 Responses to "Winter Chopped Salad with Kale + Fruit + Lemon Vinaigrette"

  1. Reply

    jaime

    December 5, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    this salad is gorgeous. Love the combination of beets, scallion, and orange; it’s so comforting but vibrant.

  2. Reply

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    December 6, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    This salad is a stunner, and spot on for what I’m craving in winter. Great recipe!

  3. Reply

    michaela

    December 7, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Just found your blog via Local Haven. Loving it. Great lighting in your photos!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      December 8, 2014 at 7:46 AM

      So glad you found me, xx!

  4. Reply

    Amanda Paa

    December 8, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Loved learning a little bit more about your roots. And your stunning photos, of course. I have lived in several rural spots too, and it’s funny how we do take the open space for granted much of the time. Luckily in minneapolis, although a large city, we have real lakes and many parks, but I know that without our help keeping it this way, they could soon disappear too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Reply

    heather @french press

    December 16, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    This is quite possible the most beautiful salad ever.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      December 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM

      Wow – thank you!!!!

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