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VeganMoFo: SuperGreen Cranberry Orange Salad – swell

VeganMoFo: SuperGreen Cranberry Orange Salad

SuperGreen Cranberry Orange Salad
Looking down on deliciousness
Micro Greens and Cranberries

I’ve made this salad a couple of times now, and it is So. Good.  Honestly.  It’s full of delicious greenery in the form of kale, micro greens, and avocado (not really a “green” as such, but it goes along with the color theme), tangy and tart with oranges and cranberries, and has just enough onion and garlic to keep it a bit savory.  I’m planning to serve this with Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s amazing anytime you can get your hands on fresh cranberries.  The micro greens aren’t essential, for those of you who don’t have access or aren’t able to indulge in a bit of fancy produce, nor is the avocado, for those who fear the added fat (which I certainly do not!), but fresh cranberries and juicy oranges are a must!  Also for those who fear the kale in its (delicious) raw form, this would be great with spinach or whatever leafy greens you fancy.  This made a large serving that was just right for dinner for one of me, but it can be easily divided for two as a side salad, or increased for multiple diners.  Enjoy!

SuperGreen Cranberry Orange Salad
serves 1-2

1/2 bunch kale, stems removed and finely chopped
juice of 1/2 orange (about 2-3 tablespoons)
1 tbsp olive oil
pinch salt

1/2-1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon shallot or onion, minced
1/4 cup cranberries, chopped
1/2 orange, segmented

handful micro greens
1/4 avocado, thinly sliced
balsamic reduction, to drizzle (optional)
several grinds of fresh black pepper

Combine the kale, orange juice, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl and massage with your hands until the greens begin to wilt and soften.  Additionally, you can let this mixture stand for 10 or so minutes to soften further.  Add the garlic, onion and cranberries (reserving a little bit to sprinkle on top) and mix to distribute.

Arrange the orange slices on top (if you’re serving more than one,  you may want to cut the segments in half).  Then top with avocado, micro greens, and a light sprinkling of chopped cranberries before drizzling with balsamic reduction and adding fresh black pepper to taste.

8 Responses to “VeganMoFo: SuperGreen Cranberry Orange Salad”

  1. veganlisa says:

    I ordered a kale salad this weekend and one my friends went on and on about how disgusting kale is. “it tastes like grass”. I’m very happy to have you in the kale fan club with me. Thank you for another great recipe for enjoying my favourite green.

  2. Kate says:

    YUM! This looks so good I love sweet/savoury salads, especially ones with dried cranberries!
    Love the blog

  3. Sarah says:

    So festive, another one to bookmark. I just tried the cilantro pepita dressing yesterday and really loved it!

  4. jessy says:

    we have cranberries in our freezer, i get kale at the farmer’s market each week, i can fo ‘sho find an orange & an avocado (the trick will be making sure i pick a good one this time. i really suck at avocado selection), and i want to say there’s a dude who sells microgreens at the market as well. squeeeeeeeeeeeee! your supergreen cranberry orange salad is…well, i was going to say it’s amazing looking, but it’s waaaay beyond that, A-K! i don’t think i’ve ever been this excited about a salad before. hot damn!

  5. This salad looks delicious! I don’t often come by micro greens, but I’ll be sure to pick some up if I do see them just so I can make this salad! I love the combination of citrus with leafy greens.j

  6. Whoa! That salad is no joke! It looks soooo good!

  7. Courtney says:

    That salad looks so lovely, A-K! The colors are so vibrant and pretty. I *always* have cranberries in the freezer and I even have a bag in the fridge currently, so I will be making this soon. I love kale in salads, and orange and cranberry go soooooo well together. Yum!


  8. Gauri Radha गौरी राधा says:

    That looks amazing!!

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