As if you need a reason other than flavor, there are lots of benefits to eating citrus fruits. Science reveals such fruits have been shown to lower the risk of some cancers, reduce levels of arterial plaque, which in turn lowers the risk of heart disease, and give the immune system a boost to boot! Add this salad to your weekly recipe roundup and get ready to reap the healthy (and tasty!) rewards.
This easy-to-make, paleo-friendly salad is made with just a few whole-food ingredients, including kale, which you’ll massage to perfection, hazelnuts and – you guessed it – oranges! The creamy lemon-honey dressing is super simple and can be easily modified to be vegan by swapping honey for agave, coconut nectar or pure maple syrup.
Paleo Citrus Salad with Lemon-Honey Tahini Dressing
In small bowl, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Rinse kale and pat dry. Separate stalk from leaves.
On cutting board, layer around 8 leaves together and roll tight. Cut vertically into 1/2-in. pieces. Continue with remaining leaves.
Transfer kale to large bowl and sprinkle salt on top. Use hands to squeeze and massage kale leaves until they begin to soften and wilt. Keep massaging until desired tenderness is reached.
Toss in half the dressing and transfer to serving platter.
Slice oranges into wedges and arrange on top of salad. Garnish with toasted hazelnuts and serve with remaining dressing.