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kale mandarin orange and goat cheese salad

Kale & Mandarin Orange Salad with Goat Cheese

A kale with citrusy Mandarin oranges and tangy goat cheese salad

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword kale and mandarin orange salad with goat cheese, kale salad recipes, kale, kale salad, kale and mandarin orange salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 148 kcal


  • 1 head fresh kale destemmed, washed and dried
  • 6 Mandarin oranges peeled, trimmed and seperated
  • 4 oz Goat Cheese crumbled
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt more to taste
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • juice of 1 lemon


  1. Add kale to a large mixing bowl and tear into bite sized pieces

  2. in a small mixing bowl add 1 tsp sea salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and juice of 1 lemon, mix to combine

  3. Pour the lemon oil mix over the kale and, using your hands, gently massae the kale. This will cause the kale to darken in color and soften in texture, making it more palatable.

  4. Once the kale has softened to your desired degree of doneness, add the orange segments and toss to combine.

  5. Add the goat cheese and additional salt if desired. Word of caution: goat cheese can inpart a taste of saltiness, so taste before adding extra sea salt.

  6. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to eat.

Nutrition Facts
Kale & Mandarin Orange Salad with Goat Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 467mg20%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2959IU59%
Vitamin C 49mg59%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.