Rectangular plate full of a citrus kale salad massaged with grapefruit vinaigrette and topped with sliced avocado, citrus segments, and slivered almonds.

Citrus Kale Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

This citrus kale salad is a massaged with a simple grapefruit vinaigrette for a satisfying salad packed with delicious flavors and textures. Perfect for winter citrus season!

free from: wheat/ gluten, dairy, soy, fish, shellfish, eggs, peanuts, *tree nuts optional (sub sunflower seeds for almonds)

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 237 kcal


Grapefruit Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice (about half a grapefruit)
  • 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Citrus Kale Salad

  • 8 cups chopped kale (remove stems)
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint (optional)
  • 1/2 grapefruit segmented
  • 1 naval orange segmented
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds
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  1. Combine the grapefruit vinaigrette ingredients in a small mason jar, seal, and shake until thoroughly incorporated. Alternatively, you can whisk ingredients together in a small bowl.

  2. In a large bowl, add chopped kale, optional chopped mint, and the grapefruit vinaigrette. Massage the vinaigrette into the kale by kneading and rubbing it into the kale leaves, tenderizing the kale.

  3. While the salad can be enjoyed right away, you can also allow the flavors to really develop and kale to become extra tender by setting the massaged kale in an airtight container in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to one day.

  4. When ready to serve, top with remaining salad ingredients and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Citrus Kale Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 939mg27%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 13870IU277%
Vitamin C 194.3mg236%
Calcium 237mg24%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.