Hale and hearty, this kale salad is a powerhouse of nutrients that is very easy to eat! The salad bursts with the flavor of mandarin oranges, sweet and tart strawberries, and has a pleasant poppy seed dressing. When mangoes are in season, you can substitute them for the mandarin oranges or walnuts and pomegranates, toasted cashews or walnuts, and apples in the fall for different flavors. The possibilities are endless!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour pepitas into a bowl and coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper over pepitas and toss to coat.

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  • Cook and stir coated pepitas in a skillet over medium-low heat until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and allow pepitas to cool.

  • Combine Brussels sprouts, curly kale, lacinato kale, napa cabbage, dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, green onions, strawberries, and toasted pepitas in a large bowl.

  • Mix poppy seed dressing and orange juice together in a bowl; pour over Brussels sprouts mixture and toss well.

Cook's Note:

Vary the amount of greens until you find a combination you like or add red cabbage for color.

Nutrition Facts

631 calories; protein 10.4g 21% DV; carbohydrates 71.6g 23% DV; fat 34.3g 53% DV; cholesterol 21.3mg 7% DV; sodium 523.8mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2019
This salad is delicious! First time around I made it exactly as written and everyone loved it. Leftovers the second day were still good!. Second time I made it as a main dish and added some grilled chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2019
This salad is delicious! First time around I made it exactly as written and everyone loved it. Leftovers the second day were still good!. Second time I made it as a main dish and added some grilled chicken. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2018
I omitted the Brussels sprouts cut up green cabbage and added quinoa. My husband and I loved it! Read More