Winter Kale Salad

Winter Kale Salad
Contributor

This kale salad uses the most seasonal produce to make a bright and filling lunch or light dinner.

Pomegranate molasses, which can be found at a local Middle Eastern grocery store, has a wonderful sweet and salty flavor. Kumquats are best around this time of year, and they add an amazing tartness to the salad, while ricotta salata adds some creaminess.

— Executive Chef Alex Resnick 

2
Servings
597
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches black kale
  • 1 Cup kumquats
  • 1/4 Cup pistachios
  • 1 Cup ricotta salata
  • 1/2 Cup pomegranate molasses
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 Cup honey
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon black pepper
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Directions

Wash and chop the kale into thin strips. Toast the pistachios in a 325 degree F oven for 20 minutes until golden.

Cut the kumquats into quarters.

Crumble the ricotta salata into bite-sized pieces.

 

To make the vinaigrette:
Mix together the pomegranate molasses, honey, lemon juice, olive oil, water, black pepper, and salt to taste.

To make the salad:
Toss all ingredients together in mixing bowl, except the ricotta.

Once well mixed, place into a bowl, and top with the ricotta.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
56%
Sugar
26g
29%
Saturated Fat
28g
100%
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
45g
35%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin A, RAE
157µg
22%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
67mg
89%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
463mg
46%
Choline, total
26mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
94µg
24%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
74mg
23%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
319mg
46%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
184mg
12%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
244g
9%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Kale Salad Shopping Tip

Buy lettuce that is crisp and free of blemishes.

Kale Salad Cooking Tip

Before dressing, keep your salad chilled in the refrigerator to stay crisp.