A Brilliant Winter Salad
February 5, 2014 7 Comments
I find salads in the winter to be a challenge. When it is snowing, I don’t feel like cozying up to lettuce.
No, I like potatoes, bread, cheese, wine, more cheese, and cookies when it is cold. Alas, my cravings don’t fit with my healthy eating plans.
I found a kale salad recipe on Two Peas & Their Pod and I was excited because I had all the ingredients in my house.
Oranges and kale are in season in winter so they are easy to find and cheap. I can always find avocados so I was ready to go.
If you have never made orange zest, it is easy – see here:
Your whole house becomes filled with orange scent.
When you massage the kale, you get to soften your hands with olive oil. If your hands are dried up like raisins, you will love this free and edible treatment.
It tastes fresh with the hydrating orange, the creamy avocado, and the salty cheese. With 139% of your daily value of vitamin A and 19% of your daily value of calcium – how can you go wrong?
Winter Kale Salad
Makes 4 servings
1 bunch kale (about ¾ pound)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 large navel orange
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
pinch of salt
1 medium avocado, pit removed and sliced
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
Strip kale leaves from the stalks and tear them into small pieces. Put in large bowl.
Zest the orange and slice off ¼ to squeeze for juice. Peel the orange and slice into half circles.
In a measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, zest, orange juice, and salt with a fork. Pour over kale and massage for one to two minutes until the kale reduces in size by ½.
Add the orange slices, avocado, and feta cheese and toss until blended. Serve or store in the refrigerator for one day.
For one serving = 220 calories, 16.6 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 16.2 g carbohydrates, 6.6 g sugar, 6.0 g protein, 6.9 g fiber, 207 mg sodium, 6 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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