This mandarin orange kale salad is a smart tasty way to get some healthy greens into a meal. Adding the mandarins along with the sweet bell peppers makes this a very healthy and tasty salad.
I have found that this salad can be a full meal which is filling for dinner.
Kale is a great detox food that is full of fiber and low in cholesterol. It supports normal blood clotting, antioxidant activity, and bone health while nourishing the immune system.
It seems that where ever we go there are bowls full of these beautiful sweet mandarin oranges. With their lose skin making them easy to peel, they are a simple fun treat for children too. The bonus is that they are a yummy superfood full of health benefits.
They are an excellent source of vitamin c and they are also a good source of vitamin A and a source of B-complex vitamins. They reduce the risk of liver cancer and lessen the hardening of arteries, especially in diabetics. Mandarin oranges also help fight breast cancer and help reduce the risk of leukemia
WHO recognizes that Onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion asthma, and respiratory infections. Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Red pepper is my favourite; I think that is because it is sweeter. The peppers have 2 times as much vitamin C as oranges; red and yellow peppers have 4 times as much.
For this salad, I use my easy to make Olive Lemon Juice Salad Dressing – This olive oil lemon juice salad dressing is always enjoyed by everyone who has it on one of my salads. This is why I created the exact recipe years ago.
It is important to have a healthy salad dressing because it is the salad dressing that makes it a healthy or unhealthy salad. I love to eat salads with a healthy salad dressing and always make my own salad dressings.
Time to make Mandarin Orange Kale Salad
Mandarin Orange Kale Salad
- 1 pound fresh kale
- 2-3 mandarin oranges
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper
- 1 small white onion optional
- 1-2 green onions
- Wash and trim the kale.
- Peel and separate the mandarin oranges into sections.
- Slice the bell peppers and onion.
- Chop the green onions.
- Toss peppers, oranges, and onion with olive oil salad dressing.
- Serve and enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed my Mandarin Orange Kale Salad.
Try some of these Mandarin Orange Recipes:
Refreshing Fruit Salad with Mandarin Oranges – makes a great breakfast or snack
Mandarin Orange Green Smoothie – you only need 3 ingredients for this quick smoothie
Here are some of my favorite salad recipes:
Shiitake Mushroom Salad with Walnuts is Very Tasty – This shiitake mushroom salad is extra delicious with the addition of walnuts. Yum! All the ingredients in this salad are healthy and so it is very good for you. A salad a day is always a good idea as it is a great way to get more vegetables into our diet.
Delicious Radish Quinoa Salad with Arugula – This colorful radish quinoa salad is a yummy and nourishing salad for any season. It is full of good protein from the quinoa. It is a whole meal in one bowl. How easy is that for dishwashing!
Delightfully Delicious Wild Rice Salad– This wild rice salad is delicious, nourishing, and filling. It has tasty colorful vegetables in it to give the wild rice a good contrast and is a crunchy salad for lunch or dinner. A very good thing about this salad is it is a whole meal in a bowl which means there are not lots of dishes to wash after eating this delicious meal. Also, I love wild rice!
Tempeh Salad with Beets and Sprouts for Dinner – This is a simple tempeh salad recipe that is easy to make. It is full of nutrients from the beets, carrots and sprouts, pumpkin seeds, and lots of protein from the tempeh which are all tasty superfoods. What makes it extra tasty is the marinated crispy tempeh. The red sweet beets add a very tasty flavor. If you are very busy and just want a quick meal then simple tempeh will work too.
Asparagus Tomato Salad: A simple luxurious salad which was enjoyed by many the first time I created the recipe, so I keep serving it.
Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad – This anti-inflammatory salad is very nutritious with 4 of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods. It is an easy salad to make and eat all of it in one sitting. Put it in a big bowl and just eat it. I do that all of the time.
Tasty Olive Salad Appetizer for Your Meals and Parties – I created this yummy olive salad appetizer recipe just this week and it truly was tasty. I love the colorful salad it became with the addition of the red peppers and green chives. Food needs to have a range of colors to be tasty. Also. this is a healthy olive salad that is great as an appetizer or a side for your meal. It is even great for a party.
Very Healthy Green Salad with Grapes and Avocado – This green salad with grapes and avocado makes a delicious refreshing lunch or as a first course for a bigger meal. It is very nutritious with all the greens. Adding the grapes gives it a sweetness and the avocado a creaminess.
Delicious Power Spinach Salad with Avocado and Walnuts – a healthy alkaline forming salad.