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Citrus Kale Salad

A simple, easy-to-prep-ahead, nutrient-rich, vegan, oil free, nutritarian salad recipe with just 5 ingredients and tons of flavor! 

Author Kristen Hong


  • 8 cups chopped curly kale (1 head)
  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 3/4 cup No-Oil Citrus Dressing
  • 1/4 cup dried currants (or sub with raisins)
  • 1/4 cup raw pepita seeds
  • 2 tbsp orange zest (optional)


  1. Start by making a batch of No-Oil Citrus Dressing.  Reserve 3/4 cup of dressing and set aside.

  2. Chop up your head of curly kale, it should yield you about 8 cups.  Mix 3/4 cup No-Oil Citrus Dressing with the chopped kale, massaging together for about 2 minutes.  Arrange kale in serving bowl.

  3. Top the massaged kale with chopped red cabbage, currants (or raisins) and raw pepitas.  Sprinkle with orange zest if desired.   

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Recipe Notes

This salad can be prepared up to a day in advance with the dressing on--be mindful that the kale will soften a bit! 

Also a great recipe to use for salad Mason jars!