Kale, Avocado, and Blood Orange Salad

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2 Servings

Kale, Avocado, and Blood Orange Salad

Categories > Dairy Free, Dinner, Salads, Vegan

By Mary Stewart, RD, NLC at Cultivate Nutrition and a Nutritious Life Ambassador  

Is there anything better than kale and avocado? Yep, kale, avocado, and blood oranges—the star ingredients in this easy-to-make salad bursting with vitamin C. No winter colds here!

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2 Servings


2 avocados, small

½ lemon, juiced

¼ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

4 cups kale, chopped

2 blood oranges

½ cup pine nuts



  1. Mash avocados with lemon juice, sea salt, and pepper.
  2. Add chopped kale. Thoroughly mix, coating the kale with the avocado.
  3. Peel and cube blood oranges, then add to the salad.
  4. Toss in the pine nuts and serve.


One of my favorite ways to enjoy the tougher texture of kale is to “marinate” it in mashed avocado and lemon juice, a great base for any kale salad. From there, I add winter seasonal citrus fruits—in this case, blood oranges— along with pine nuts for a buttery taste. This gives the perfect balance of color, flavor, antioxidants, and nutrients.

(Photo: Mary Stewart)

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