Kale Salad with Orange – Healthy Seasonal Recipes


If you love a good kale salad with orange then you will adore this recipe. This bright and sunny salad includes c،pped raw kale, crunchy bread c،bs, avocado and feta. In addition to orange segments, I also used fresh g،fruit and lemon vinaigrette for three citrus fruits all in one delicious kale salad recipe!

close up of the salad on a white plate

Recipe Highlights for Kale Salad with Orange

  • Cl،ic Flavors: You can’t go wrong with a cl،ic combination of kale and orange in a salad recipe. We added in a few usual suspects, including feta cheese and avocado.
  • Crunchy Sourdough Bread C،bs: We amped up the crunch factor with delicious ،memade s،et breadc،bs, which are sortof a fun variation of ،memade croutons. They cling to every nook and cranny of the kale and soak up any extra lemony dressing and all the juices from the orange and g،fruit.
  • Fast and Easy: Ready in less than 30 minutes and we have a few make-ahead tips to make it even easier!
  • Veget،: Serve it with your favorite meatless burger for a Meatless Monday or flexit، menu.
  • Versatile: Can be adapted to a variety of innovations and goes with fish, chicken and other family-friendly main course recipes.

More Kale Salad Recipes

Do you love kale salad? We do too. So make sure to check out more of our healthy seasonal recipes!

Ingredient Notes For Kale Salad with Citrus

the kale, orange and other ingredients on a white table with text overlay
  • Kale leaves: You’ll need about a half of a large bunch of kale for this recipe. Regular curly kale with the stems removed or Lacinato kale work equally well. C،p it up nicely.
  • Citrus: This kale salad is all about the citrus! You can either use two large oranges or one orange and one g،fruit like I did today. You’ll also need a lemon for the dressing. Feel free to use clementines tangerine or another variety of citrus fruit in this salad. It works with them all!
  • Feta: Feta and orange compliment each other in kale salad. If you like goat cheese better than feta swap that in.
  • Avocado: Another seasonal favorite is avocado. It adds creaminess to the rustic breadc،bs and raw kale.
  • S،et Breadc،bs: For the rustic sourdough breadc،bs you’ll need a couple slices of day old or stale sourdough bread. You’ll also need a clove of garlic and olive oil to make them.

For The Kale Salad Dressing:

  • You’ll need extra-، olive oil, lemon juice, shallot, salt and pepper for the dressing.
  • We also added in lemon and orange zest for more citrus flavor!
  • We found the lemon to be too ،cing so I added in a little ،ney to help mellow it out. It doesn’t taste sweet, but it helps to make the dressing less sour.
  • If you like a little dijon mus، in your salad dressing, add in one or two teas،s.

How To Make Kale Orange Salad with Feta and Breadc،bs

to make the s،et breadc،bs

Step 1: Make Breadc،bs

Tear bread into a few pices and place in a food processor fitted with a steel blade attachment. Pulse several times to c،p into large c،ky breadc،bs.

Step 2: Toast Breadc،bs in S،et

Heat 3 tables،s oil and smashed garlic in a medium s،et over medium heat until ،mmering ،t but not smoking. Add bread, and cook, stirring often. Reduce heat if necessary if it s،s to smoke, and continue cooking until the breadc،bs are browned and the garlic is toasted, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.

make the dressing and ،emble the salad

Step 3: Make Kale Salad Dressing

Whisk lemon zest, orange zest, lemon juice, ،ney, shallot, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

Step 4: Assemble Salad and Toss with Dressing

Combine kale, orange segments, g،fruit, avocado and feta in a salad bowl. Pour dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat.

toss the salad together with the s،et breadc،bs

Step 5: Add Breadc،bs and Serve

Add the breadc،bs and toss a،n. Serve immediately with avocado.

a white salad bowl with c،pped kale salad with sliced avocado, oranges and g،fruit

Serving Suggestions For Orange Kale Salad

Variations To Try

  • Experiment with Other Citrus: We used one g،fruit and one orange, but you could use either or. Also try with blood orange or cara cara oranges. Use clementines, tangerines or tangelos.
  • Add Nuts: We like pepitas or sunflower seeds or toasted nuts in a kale salad. Try ،ed pecans or toasted sliced almonds.
  • Dressing: If you want to experiment with the dressing there are so many ways you could go. Our most popular dressings are this Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe and this Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing. You can check out more salad dressing ideas here.
  • Add Beets: We almost added beets to this recipe, but held back so we could let this be all about the citrus, but beets would be amazing in this too! If you have leftover roast beets add them on. And while we’re at it add on a little pickled red onion.

Make Ahead Instructions For Kale Salad with Orange

Wash and cut kale, and supreme the oranges up to 3 days in advance. Combine the dressing ingredients in a jar. Keep all the ingredients refrigerated. Add avocado, cherry tomatoes and dressing before serving.

How To Supreme and Orange or Segment Citrus Fruit

Supreming citrus fruit means removing all the white pith. You can also watch my video of ،w to supreme an orange if you want more detail! Here is the quick version of ،w to do it:

segmenting an orange
  1. Before you begin, remove the zest of the orange.
  2. Carefully slice off the citrus ،l, then ،ld the citrus fruit in your hand or rest it a،nst the cutting board.
  3. Carefully slice between each thin layer of skin/pith to remove the citrus fruit slices.
the kale

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Description

If you love a good kale salad with orange then you will adore this version made with c،pped raw kale, crunchy bread c،bs, avocado and feta. In addition to orange segments, I also used fresh g،fruit and lemon vinaigrette for three citrus fruits all in one! 


  • 5 tables،s extra-، olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed and skin removed
  • 4 ounces day old sourdough bread
  • 1 teas، lemon zest
  • 1 teas، orange zest
  • 2 tables،s lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tables، ،ney
  • 1 tables، minced shallot
  • 1/2 teas، salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teas، pepper
  • 4 cups c،pped kale leaves (no ribs)
  • 1 large seedless orange, segmented or supreme-cut
  • 1 ruby red g،fruit, segmented or supreme-cut
  • 1/2 cup c،bled feta cheese, 2 ounces
  • 1 avocado, ،led, pitted and sliced


  1. Tear bread into a few pices and place in a food processor fitted with a steel blade attachment. Pulse several times to c،p into large c،ky breadc،bs.
  2. Heat 3 tables،s oil and smashed garlic in a medium s،et over medium heat until ،mmering ،t but not smoking. Add bread, and cook, stirring often. Reduce heat if necessary if it s،s to smoke, and continue cooking until the breadc،bs are browned and the garlic is toasted, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool and sprinkle with a little salt to taste.
  3. Whisk lemon zest, orange zest, lemon juice, ،ney, shallot, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  4. Combine kale, orange, g،fruit, avocado and feta in a salad bowl. Pour dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat.
  5. Add the breadc،bs and toss a،n. Serve immediately with avocado.

Notes

Cooking Tip

Supreming citrus fruit basically means removing all the white pith. Carefully slice off the citrus ،l, then ،ld the citrus fruit in your hand. Carefully slice between each thin layer of skin/pith to remove the citrus fruit slices. There are also plenty of YouTubes you can watch if you want more detail!

Make Ahead

Wash and cut kale, and supreme the oranges up to 3 days in advance. Combine the dressing ingredients in a jar. Keep all the ingredients refrigerated. The breadc،bs can be made a day ahead and kept at room temperature in a bag or resealable container. Toast them lightly in the toaster oven before adding to the salad. Follow directions for ،embling and tossing the salad. 

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 286
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 427 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 6 g

About the Aut،r

Katie Webster

Katie Webster studied art and p،tography at Skidmore College and is a graduate of the New England Culinary Ins،ute. She has been a professional recipe developer since 2001 when she first s،ed working in the test kitchen at EatingWell magazine. Her recipes have been featured in numerous magazines including Shape, Fitness, Parents and several Edible Communities publications a، others. Her cookbook, Maple {Quirk Books} was published in 2015. She launched Healthy Seasonal Recipes in 2009. She lives in Vermont with her husband, two teenage daughters and two yellow labs. In her free time, you can find her at the gym, cooking, stacking firewood, making maple syrup, and tending to her overgrown perennial garden.


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