December 5, 2014 5

Winter Chopped Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Vegan, winter chopped kale salad with a citrusy vinaigrette.
Winter Chopped Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette | Winter chopped kale salad packed with pomegranates and oranges and a zesty citrusy vinaigrette. A hearty, naturally vegan and gluten-free winter 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 our own backyards.

I’ve spent about half of my life living in rural communities.

I was born and raised in Northern New York. Along the St. Lawrence River and the Canadian border. Living there, I was fortunate to run free, swim and boat during the summer. And explore the tundra, sled and ski in the winter. The other part of my life, my adulthood, I’ve lived in major metropolises. Relying on my feet as my main mode of transportation. Restaurants and cafes and museums all within walking distance.

But, I find there is beauty in both. And spending time outdoors, in both rural and urban environments in imperative to my health. Physical and mental. It refreshes my spirit and it inspires me to get in my kitchen and create new recipes for you guys.

This winter chopped kale salad combines the liveliness of the city with punches of pomegranate, oranges and a vibrant citrusy vinaigrette. And the earthiness of the countryside with the grounding kale, greens and beets. It invigorates your body and tastebuds.

America’s open spaces are disappearing at a rate of 6,000 acres a day. Wow that’s a scary fact right? If you’d like to help change that, The Trust for Public Land is your new friend. Start by watching this #OurLand video. The Trust for Public Land works with communities nationwide to save the places people love. You can also join in the fight by sharing your story and submitting your #OurLand virtual postcard here.

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Chopped Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 11 minutes
Serves 2 salads

Inspired by, my Herby Summer Kale Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch lacinato kale
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1 cup green cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup raw beets, shredded
  • 1/4 cup green scallion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 orange, segmented {see notes}
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Directions

Wash, dry and remove the center ribs from the kale. Shred it finely.

In a large mixing bowl combine the kale with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Massage it with your hands for 1 - 2 minutes or until the kale is bright green and pliable. 

Add in the cabbage, beets, scallions and parsley and toss well. Next add in the oranges and pomegranate seeds.

In a small bowl whisk together the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, a pinch of salt and pepper. Then drizzle the dressing over the salad. 

Recipe Notes

Winter Chopped Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 11 minutes
Serves 2 salads

Inspired by, my Herby Summer Kale Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch lacinato kale
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1 cup green cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup raw beets, shredded
  • 1/4 cup green scallion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 orange, segmented {see notes}
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Directions

Wash, dry and remove the center ribs from the kale. Shred it finely.

In a large mixing bowl combine the kale with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Massage it with your hands for 1 - 2 minutes or until the kale is bright green and pliable. 

Add in the cabbage, beets, scallions and parsley and toss well. Next add in the oranges and pomegranate seeds.

In a small bowl whisk together the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, a pinch of salt and pepper. Then drizzle the dressing over the salad. 

Recipe Notes

If you don't have oranges on hand, any winter citrus would work. Clementines, mandarins, grapefruits and/or tangerines would also be delicious. 
 
 

 

Lemon Vinaigrette

Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 minutes
Serves ¼ cup

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

Directions

  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.

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5 Responses to "Winter Chopped Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette"

  1. Reply

    jaime

    December 5, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    This salad is gorgeous. I Llve the combination of beets, scallion, and orange. It’s so comforting and vibrant.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. Reply

    heather @french press

    December 16, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    This is quite possibly the most beautiful salad ever.

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