Blood Orange Kale Salad with Goats Cheese & Crunchy Roasted Almonds

This is just the most delicious salad – I love goats’ cheese and it is thought to be one of the earliest made dairy products and has been made thousands of years. This combined with the sharp delicious taste of blood oranges and the crunch of roasted almonds is just heaven.

blood orange kale salad with goats cheese & crunchy roasted almonds
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins
 200 g quinoa
 vegetable stock/ broth
 200 g Goats Cheese
 flaked Almonds
 180 g kalechopped and ribs removed
 2 blood orangesslices and skins off
 3 carrots (small)ribboned
For the orange maple vinaigrette
 ½ medium shallot
 1 clove garlicfinely grated
 2 tsp blood orange zest
 1 tsp pure maple syrup/ honey
 1 tsp dijon mustard
 juice of 1 blood orange
 ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
 ¼ tsp salt & pepper, or to taste
  cup olive oil
1

Cook quinoa according to instructions with (opt.) a little vegetable stock (add a little and taste test if you are unsure)

2

Meanwhile, add all dressing ingredients into an old jar and shake vigorously until combined. Do the taste test.

3

Toast your flaked almonds on medium heat and dry pan until golden.

4

Add your kale, quinoa, blood oranges and 1/3 of the dressing to a large bowl and toss until the kale turns a vibrant green colour. Then top with goats cheese and almonds.

5

Serve with the rest of the dressing on the side, so the salad doesn’t go soggy while you wait. Enjoy!

Ingredients

 200 g quinoa
 vegetable stock/ broth
 200 g Goats Cheese
 flaked Almonds
 180 g kalechopped and ribs removed
 2 blood orangesslices and skins off
 3 carrots (small)ribboned
For the orange maple vinaigrette
 ½ medium shallot
 1 clove garlicfinely grated
 2 tsp blood orange zest
 1 tsp pure maple syrup/ honey
 1 tsp dijon mustard
 juice of 1 blood orange
 ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
 ¼ tsp salt & pepper, or to taste
  cup olive oil

Directions

1

Cook quinoa according to instructions with (opt.) a little vegetable stock (add a little and taste test if you are unsure)

2

Meanwhile, add all dressing ingredients into an old jar and shake vigorously until combined. Do the taste test.

3

Toast your flaked almonds on medium heat and dry pan until golden.

4

Add your kale, quinoa, blood oranges and 1/3 of the dressing to a large bowl and toss until the kale turns a vibrant green colour. Then top with goats cheese and almonds.

5

Serve with the rest of the dressing on the side, so the salad doesn’t go soggy while you wait. Enjoy!

Blood Orange Kale Salad with Goats Cheese & Crunchy Roasted Almonds

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London Feel good, Meat-free recipes! Ambassador @lovehemp
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