This is a simple winter salad topped with a bright, citrusy dressing that will keep you feeling refreshed and satisfied! Flowering kale makes this salad extra beautiful.

Winter Flowering Kale Salad With a Citrus-Dijon Vinaigrette [Vegan]






For the Salad:

  • Head of flowering kale or bunch of regular kale, washed, de-stemmed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 small onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 sun-dried tomato halves, optional
  • Pinch of salt to taste


  1. Chop kale roughly and place in a large bowl, and sprinkle olive oil and salt over it
  2. Using clean hands, firmly massage kale, working in salt and olive oil until it becomes tender and shiny, the color will deepen and the volume decrease
  3. Add onion and raisins, toss to combine and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper
  4. To make vinaigrette, combine orange juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, garlic and sun-dried tomato in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, then season with salt to taste OR combine finely chopped sun-dried tomato with the rest of ingredients in a small bowl or jar with tight-fitting lid and whisk or shake until well combined.
  5. Drizzle a generous amount of vinaigrette over salad, toss and serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 375 | Total Carbs: 46g | Total Fat: 18g | Total Protein: 19g | Total Sodium: 173mg | Total Sugar: 15g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.