Balsamic Orange Kale Salad

Citrus is at its peak of season right now, and although it is good to just snack on it is also amazing in things like salads!  This kale salad is packed with flavor and nutrients, as well as being delicious!  It is perfect for making ahead of time and enjoying in lunches, or as a flavorful side for dinner.

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



  1. Place the kale in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the orange juice, balsamic, oil, maple syrup, and sea salt together in a small bowl, then pour over the kale.
  3. Massage the dressing into the kale until it starts to soften, it takes about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the oranges, onions, and pecans and toss until everything is well distributed.
  5. Serve!

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Recipe Type

  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Paleo
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Drink

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy