Massaging the kale is well worth the effort because the process quickly softens the leaves for a tender bite. We've used green curly kale here, but red kale would also give this salad a lovely appearance. For an extra burst of citrus flavor, garnish each serving with additional lemon zest.

EatingWell.com, January 2021

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary test

active:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, orange juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add kale and toss to coat. Massage the kale until slightly wilted and well coated, 2 to 3 minutes. Let stand for 1 hour.

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  • Just before serving, add oranges and Parmesan to the salad and toss well.

To make ahead

Grate cheese and prepare dressing up to 2 days ahead and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

about 1½ cups
167 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 3mg; sodium 297mg; carbohydrates 15g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 6g; sugars 6g; saturated fat 2g.
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