Citrus Kale Salad

I love kale, but I really haven't been able to get with the whole raw kale salad craze. I will eat steamed kale or baked kale chips all day and night, but raw kale is just too chewy for me! I decided to do a little research to see if I could come up with something I liked...I came up with this simple salad recipe, and it turned out so well I just had to share. The citrus breaks down the kale a bit, so it's not as tough, and the feta adds a little creaminess. Yum!
Here's what you will need:
-Around half a bag/bunch of kale
-1 Grapefruit
-1 Lemon
-3 tablespoons olive oil
-Salt & Pepper
-Sliced almonds
-Feta Cheese

Start by tearing up your kale. Get rid of any thicker stalks. Put your kale in a large bowl and squeeze the juice of one lemon over the kale (watch out for seeds!). Next, add your olive oil. Cut open the grapefruit and use a spoon to take out the meat and add it to the salad (do it over the salad so all the juice goes in). Once you've removed all of the meat, squeeze the rest of the grapefruit juice over the kale. Season the salad to taste with a bit of salt and pepper and mix well. Let the salad sit for a bit. The longer you let it sit, the softer the kale will get. When you're ready to serve the salad, sprinkle on some almond slices and feta. Enjoy!
Do you have any favorite kale recipes? Please do share!


  1. I haven't gotten into eating raw kale either. But this looks like a good place to start!
    I've really taken to making a soup that incorporates kale- this one has become one of our absolute favourites:

  2. Ohh! I saw something similar in Better Homes & Garden last month! I am still intimidated by kale and might have to substitute it for spinach, but this looks really good!

  3. This looks perfect! I love putting grapefruit in salad. yum!

  4. I've been seeing so many great and simple recipes recently, my mouth is watering! This looks so good!!

  5. Try massaging your raw kale before you eat it. It sounds weird, but it definitely breaks down the toughness of the leaves. Just drizzle them with olive oil and then use your fingers to massage the leaves.

  6. mmm...FETA. i love! especially with salads. I use kale a lot in smoothies! deelish!

  7. This looks so good! I usually only can handle Kale chips I make myself, but I know I need to be eating more of it. This sounds delicious and like I could actually enjoy it! Thanks for sharing!