I experimented with a kale salad using a variety of cleansing ingredients. Now I will warn you - this is a detox salad which means it has a very light (but refreshing) flavor. There is intensity in the combination of lemon, apple cider vinegar, oranges and red onion but overall, there is something very subtle about this salad. I added shredded coconut to give a touch of tropical flair which I thought would compliment the citrus flavors, add a touch of sweetness, and momentarily appease my daily daydream of escaping the winter gloom and jetting off to the Caribbean! —zestandzeal
orange, peeled and chopped
finely diced red onion
Raw sunflower seeds
Shredded, unsweetened coconut flakes
raw apple cider vinegar
fresh squeezed orange juice
In This Recipe
Remove the stems and chop the kale.
Wash the kale leaves (I like to use a salad spinner). Place the kale in a large bowl.
Mix lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, turmeric, cumin, olive oil, honey and sea salt in a jar. Shake or whisk to blend.
Pour dressing over kale leaves and massage the leaves to mix thoroughly.
Taste a leaf and adjust flavors as necessary. You may want to add more orange juice, lemon, vinegar, salt, spices, or honey depending on your preference.
Place kale on plates or serving bowl. Garnish with orange pieces, red onion, sunflower seeds, and coconut flakes.