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Mandarin orange & grapefruit kale salad

Posted Mar 28 2013 10:09pm
Home Healthy Eating Mandarin orange & grapefruit kale salad

9 comments Mar 27/13 Healthy Eating, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian


The first time that I ever tried raw kale in a salad, I absolutely hated it.

I thought it was chewy, rough, and just plain gross.

After just a few miserable bites, I was all set to write it off forever.

Somewhere along the road, I got into making kale chips and adding kale to my smoothies…

And I figured that I’d give kale salad another chance.

Massaging the kale with things like olive oil, coconut oil, or vinegar for several minutes really improved both the consistency and the taste, and before I knew it, kale became a staple base in my salads.

In fact, one of my very favorite lunches is a recipe involving kale.


Avocado Grapefruit Salad from The Grass Skirt blog


(Serves 1)


2-3 cups of raw kale, rinsed and chopped

1/4 avocado, diced

1 grapefruit, peeled and sliced

1/4 cup Mandarin orange slices

1/4 cup red onion, sliced

Sunflower sprouts, optional

1 teaspoon of lemon juice (lime juice would also work)

Braggs liquid aminos (or soy sauce), to taste

1 teaspoon raw honey


In a large bowl, massage the avocado into the kale until the avocado is distributed throughout and the kale is soft.  Add grapefruit, Mandarin orange slices, red onion, and sprouts, if using.  Toss everything in lemon juice, liquid aminos, and raw honey.  Serve immediately.

If you’re not really familiar with kale and/or not sure what exactly to do with it, this is the dish for you.  You should also see this post to learn about the health benefits of kale and for avocado kale salad recipe.

Do you like kale?  If so, what is your favorite way to eat it?

Have a great day!



  1. The salad looks so refreshing. I love your love for coco oil!!

  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE kale, avocado and grapefruit. I’m definitely going to make this soon!

  3. I think I have decided I am going to come live with you for at least a week and try and get healthy :-)

  4. This sounds amazing! I love Kale so I’ll be trying this asap!

  5. That looks good!

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