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Kale-cabbage salad with citrus on a yellow octogonal platter

Kale-Cabbage Salad with Citrus

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Diet: Vegan


This kale-cabbage salad with orange, grapefruit, and homemade vinaigrette is crunchy, refreshing, and perfect as a side dish for any season.



For the Salad

  • ½ head green cabbage, finely shredded (about 5 cups)
  • ½ bunch curly kale, stemmed and torn into bite-size pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 blood or navel orange, peeled, sliced, and cut into quarter-moons
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled, sliced, and cut into quarter-moons

For the Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 1 lemon)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place the cabbage and kale in a very large bowl and sprinkle with salt. Using your hands, massage the vegetables until they soften a bit and release some juice, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. To make the Vinaigrette, combine the lemon juice, oil, maple syrup, mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl, and whisk to combine. 
  3. Add the orange and grapefruit to the vegetables and drizzle with the dressing. Toss to combine and transfer to a serving platter. Serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of the recipe
  • Calories: 125
  • Carbohydrates: 14.9 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

Keywords: kale, cabbage, orange, grapefruit, salad

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