Kale Citrus Salad

This tasty winter salad uses these colder weather fruits and veggies: kale, oranges  and  pomegranate arils.

Kale Citrus Salad

When I made my mocktail on New Year’s Eve, I knew it wouldn’t be a one night affair. The strawberry mint shrub and I  have a budding culinary relationship. In my test kitchen, this vinegar drink is an ingredient for not only sprucing up bottled water,  but for some new recipe creations! Today I’m sharing one of them; a salad that screams WINTER!   Kale is the base.  I added citrus, pomegrante arils,  and roasted almonds.  It’s finished with a vinaigrette made by  mixing my strawberry shrub with  olive oil.  Here’s proof  that you don’t have to wait til summer to enjoy a fresh green salad.

Kale Citrus Salad

Kale Citrus Salad (serves 4)

by Diane Boyd

Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch of kale (about 6 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry shrub
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 2 oranges, slice into rounds
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds, roughly chopped
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

1. De-stem kale. Roll it and cut into thin slices. Place in salad bowl.

2. Combine olive oil with strawberry shrub. Whisk , pour over kale and massage into the leaves.

3. Top with oranges, and pomegranate arils. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with almond pieces.

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Winter Salad for one with Cider Vinaigrette

 

Winter Salad for one with Cider VinaigretteIt was 32 degrees when  Brody and I hit the road for a  run this a.m., trying to beat the weather man’s prediction of 12 – 16 inches of snow on the coast. Really? Well, we aren’t sure. Although there have been a myraid of closings and cancellations (including school) we are still dry at 4 pm.

It’s certainly colder than usual in this part of the country, but make no mistake, I AM NOT COMPLAINING! I have seen the subzero temperatures my friends are posting on fb, and yes, I know, I am blessed!

Earlier today I made a BIG pot of soup… just in case I get snowed in. In my opinion, nothing goes better with soup  than a delicious salad, like the one I made today to enjoy with my soup.. while I wait for the snow. I hope you enjoy it too!

winter salad for one with cider vinaigrette

by Diane Boyd

Ingredients

    for the salad

    • 2 cups of mixed greens including romaine, spring mix and baby spinach
    • 1/2 cup chopped Granny Smith apple
    • 1 Tablespoon craisins
    • 2 slices Canadian bacon, chopped and sauteed

    for the dressing

    • 1 Tablespoon water
    • 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Monk Fruit in the Raw
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 Tablespoon walnut oil
    • 1/4 cup slice shallots

    Instructions

    for the salad

    Add salad greens to small bowl. Top with Canadian bacon, craisins, and chopped apple.

    for the dressing

    Mix all ingredients, from water to salt, in a small saucepan and heat until sugar and Monk Fruit are dissolved.  Remove from heat and stir in oil and shallots. Add to salad and toss.

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