Bland veggie trays tend to lose out over sugary treats; serve this dish instead. This salad pops with color and texture from juicy citrus, creamy avocado, and crisp jicama. Dark, bumpy kale fits the mood, but you can substitute any lettuce you like. We love the pink hue of Cara Cara oranges in the salad, but regular navel or even blood oranges (in keeping with the spooky theme) would also work.
2 large Cara Cara or navel oranges
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups diced ripe avocado
6 cups lacinato kale, stemmed and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups peeled julienne-cut jicama
3 tablespoons unsalted toasted pumpkin seeds
Est. added sugars 1g
How to Make It
Peel oranges, and cut crosswise into rounds. Set orange rounds aside.
Combine oil, orange juice, and next 5 ingredients (through pepper) in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add avocado to juice mixture; toss to coat.
Place kale in a large bowl. Massage kale with hands for 2 minutes or until slightly wilted. Add orange rounds, avocado mixture, and jicama; toss. Sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds.
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So this recipe is now the 2nd time in one week that it was finally explained to me about massaging the kale! And it works! So much better this way. Did it make my husband who dislikes kale immensely change his mind? Well....maybe just a little. He still isn't a fan but he did admit it was better. I just used regular oranges but if I were to make this for a dinner party (and I totally would) I'd use a variety - so pretty! We had this as a side to grilled chicken. It made for a good dinner that was quick to put together.
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