Have you tried a kumquat? They are those tiny little orange citrus you often see in a small container at your grocery store. You will love the flavor in this Kumquat and Kale Salad!!
I am still on my healthy binge…I hope you don’t miss all of the sweet recipes I like to post. The holidays have passed and I am still feeling guilty about all of the sweets I ate :-).
Today I am blending kale, which my kids usually hate, with kumquats, which they like in a grand experiment to see if my kids will eat this kale salad. Their favorite way to eat kale is this Kale and Apple Salad recipe.
What are Kumquats?
Today’s find at the farmer’s market was a box of kumquats. Have you ever tried one? These are unique in that you eat the whole kumquat, peel and all. Kumquats can be sour if they aren’t ripe so make sure they have a nice orange color to them before you take a bite.
Technically, you can eat the seeds as well but I opted to remove the few tiny seeds in each kumquat. There were only one or two tiny seeds in each orange and they were really easy to remove when I was slicing them.
More delicious salad recipes to try:
- 1 cup sliced kumquats
- 3 cups kale, Washed, stems removed, shredded
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon shallot, minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice, I added more because I like mine lemony
- Grab a large bowl.
- Remove kale leaves from the stems and rub the leaves to soften.
- Put the leaves in the bowl.
- Slice kumquats and remove the seeds. (Removing the seeds is optional.)
- In a small bowl, add all dressing ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Toss kale and kumquats with dressing.
- Allow to sit 5 minutes and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 90 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 42mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Protein: 2g
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