Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Kale, Mango and Orange Salad with Citrus Dressing

another fresh garden recipe we loved.  Even little G. likes this one.

Kale, Mango, and Orange Salad with Citrus Dressing

*Key Health Players:  Kale

1 bunch kale (stalks removed and discarded, leaves thinly sliced)

1 lemon, juiced

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

Kosher salt

2 teaspoons honey

ground black pepper

1 mango, diced small (about 1 cup)

2 oranges, peeled and cut into chunks

2-3 tomatoes, cut into small chunks

About 2 heaping TB of toasted pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas) or toasted walnuts


In large serving bowl, add the kale, half of lemon juice, a drizzle of oil and a about medium pinch kosher salt. Massage the kale leaves with this mixture. This means rubbing the dressing over the leaves so that they soften just a tad.  The kale starts to soften and wilt. This will take 2-3 min.  Set aside while you make the dressing.

In a small bowl, whisk remaining lemon juice with the honey and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Stream in the 1/4 cup of oil while whisking until a dressing forms, and you like how it tastes.

Pour the dressing over the kale, and add the mango, tomatoes, oranges and pepitas. Toss and serve.

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