This is a delicious summer salad. Great as a dinner salad with some grilled chicken or fish, or as a side. This is my first experience with kale, and I'm hooked! Add nuts (walnuts, cashews, slivered almonds), sunflower seeds, or dried fruit (cranberries or cherries) for some added texture and deliciousness! I also like to add thinly sliced red bell peppers or Shepherd peppers; it is a salad, anything goes! The citrus vinaigrette is light and refreshing. Sometimes I want a sweeter vinaigrette, hence the addition of marmalade. Apricot would work well, too. A great summertime salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place kale in a large bowl and gently massage it with your hands until slightly tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Let kale rest to tenderize further, about 10 minutes.

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  • Stir avocado, mango, chickpeas, and cucumber into kale.

  • Combine olive oil, vinegar, orange juice, sunflower seed kernels, mustard, poppy seeds, and marmalade in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; put on the lid and shake until dressing is well combined. Pour dressing over kale mixture and toss to coat.

Cook's Note:

You can use any oil in place of olive oil.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 25.6g 8% DV; fat 30g 46% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 139.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2014
We LOVE Kale and we LOVED this recipe. It has everything ingredient in it that we like so this was a great and refreshing change from the usual salad for dinner. Lite and tangy and you can taste every ingredient. No need to tweek either. I made it as written. So good! Thanks weeble for a winner! I'll make this again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2014
This was a lovely combination of tastes and textures. The dressing was perfect - hint of sweetness but not overly sweet. Loved the combination of mangoes and avocados and the chick peas added a bit of substance or "meatiness" to the salad. I made it as per the recipe and it was delicious! If I were to tweak I would add some dried cranberries for an additional color contrast - but definitely didn't need it for the flavor. I suspect you could also sub spinach for the kale and it would still be wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2014
A very good gentle tasting salad. For me I would prefer a bit more bitterness in the dressing but for my family it was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2014
I made this before it was kitchen approved. A delicious salad summer and all year long. I love salads and like to try different ones. I did not add the poppy seeds or sunflower seeds(personal preference) Left all else as is yummy. Thanks for sharing weeble... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2014
We LOVE Kale and we LOVED this recipe. It has everything ingredient in it that we like so this was a great and refreshing change from the usual salad for dinner. Lite and tangy and you can taste every ingredient. No need to tweek either. I made it as written. So good! Thanks weeble for a winner! I'll make this again and again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2015
I really liked this recipe! The kale I grew in my garden was really mild and not bitter. I did not have enough mango so I added some pineapple Yum! I added about 1/4 cup of sugar and no marmalade. I also didn't have rice wine vinegar so I used red wine vinegar. No chickpeas no cucumber no poppy seeds. My husband is not a big vegetable person but he really liked it. We ate almost all of it between the two of us in one sitting! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2014
I didn't tweak this delicious salad at all! It made a lovely supper on a hot summer's evening. Thanks for sharing Weeble! Read More
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