Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

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Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

March 11, 2020
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

I’ve been on a kale salad kick! Remember my Kale Caesar Salad?  Bomb!

I can’t stop making them.  I might need an intervention!  But, I guess you don’t need help stopping what is good, right? 

 

This time I mixed my favorite winter citrus with my favorite California nut.  What could be better?

I also made my own super easy dressing that incorporates tangerines too!  Double Yum!

 

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

First, I picked out the sweetest, juiciest tangerines around.  And that wasn’t very hard because the grocery stores are bursting with the golden fruit right now!

 

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

For this salad, I decided to use Lacinato Kale, also known as dinosaur kale.  Some people shy away from this variety because of the rough texture, but I have a trick for you that will help soften the coarseness, making the lacinato kale your new fave!

 

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

Remove the woody stems and rough chop the leaves into larger bite-sized pieces.  Pour a few teaspoons of olive oil to the bowl and toss the leaves for a few minutes.  Voila!  Soft, tasty kale is now in your future.

 

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

While the kale is marinating, whip up the Honey Dijon Tangerine Vinaigrette.  With ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, this dressing is the star of the show!

 

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

Layer the kale, tangerines, shaved parmesan and chopped pistachios on a large platter

 

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and toss

 

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

Serve and enjoy!

 

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad

Make this salad soon!  So yummy!

 

Here is the recipe for ya…

Tangerine Pistachio Kale Salad
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. SALAD
  2. 2-3 bunches of Lacinato kale
  3. 2 t. olive oil
  4. 2 tangerines, peeled and sections cut in half
  5. 1/4 cup shelled pistachios, rough chopped
  6. 4 oz. shaved parmesan
  7. DRESSING
  8. 1/3 cup fresh tangerine juice (about 2 tangerines, juiced)
  9. 1 T. dijon mustard
  10. 2 T. honey
  11. 1 T. finely chopped shallot
  12. 2 T. rice vinegar
  13. 1 t. fresh chopped thyme
  14. salt and pepper to taste
  15. 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Remove the stems from the kale and rough chop the leaves. Place in a bowl and add the olive oil and toss to coat all the pieces. Set aside and make the dressing.
  2. FOR DRESSING: Add all the dressing ingredients except for the olive oil. Add to a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Pour in the oil and blend until mixed well. Set aside and assemble the salad.
  3. Add the kale to a large platter and layer the tangerines, parm and pistachios. Drizzle some dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
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