Blood Orange and Kale Salad

Blood Orange and Kale Salad

Kale Salad recipe was featured on and took 3rd place in their “Big Kale Contest”.  Heather Crosby, creator of YumUniverse said “I love the creative combination of cool, crisp cucumbers, This Blood Orange and nutty hemp seeds and the acidity of fragrant and sweet blood oranges.  I drank the dressing when I was done. No shame.  it was that good”.  I hope you love it as much as we do.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.


Juice from 1 navel orange
1 Tablespoon Tahini
1/8 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 teaspoon low sodium tamari
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon raw agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

For the Salad
3 cups of chopped red or green kale
1/2 cucumber, sliced into half moons
1 1/2 Tablespoon of raw hulled hemp seeds
1 navel orange cut in half and into sections
1 blood orange cut in half and into sections
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Equipment Needed
Sharp Knife
Cutting Board
Small Bowl
Large Bowl
Measuring Spoons

How to
In a small bowl juice the orange and whisk together the orange juice, Tahini, sesame oil, tamari, vinegar, agave nectar and ginger and garlic.

Slice the cucumber into half moons, cut the navel orange in half and into sections, cut the blood orange in half and into sections.

In a large bowl, toss together kale, cucumber, hemp seeds, and orange sections.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add the orange tahini dressing to the kale mixture and toss well until combined.

Serve immediately.  Enjoy!!!!

Serves 2
Nutrient Analysis per Serving:
Calories: 253.8
Total Fat: 8.7
Saturated Fat: 1.0
Trans Fat:  0.0
Polyunsaturated Fat:  0.0
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.0
Cholesterol: 0.0
Sodium: 401.8
Carbs: 41.6
Fiber: 8.9
Sugars:  19.7
Protein: 10.1

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  • […] Eat lots of plant-based whole foods…..starting with dark leafy greens. There are so many leafy greens available at the market these days Bok Choy, Collard Greens, Kale, Swiss Chard, Salad Greens, and Spinach to name a few.  These should be eaten as much as possible.  They provide nutrients such as iron, calcium and even protein!  Not sure what to do with the dark leafy greens check out our recipe for Blood Orange and Kale Salad. […]

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