Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, and Feta

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Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, and Feta-the perfect salad for citrus season! 

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Yesterday we shared our BIG news! Thank you for all of your kind comments. We are excited!

I am so relieved that I don’t have to hide anything anymore. I can share what is really going on. Right now, I really don’t like vegetables. I know that is a horrible thing to say, especially for a vegetarian, but I can’t stomach them. I am trying though.

Over the weekend, I made a Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, and Feta. I have been craving citrus my entire pregnancy so I figured if I topped my salad with citrus fruits I would be able to choke it down. I surprised myself because I didn’t even have to choke it down, I actually enjoyed it.

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I’ve been avoiding the kitchen. I don’t even like to open the fridge. Luckily, this salad was simple to make. I got in and out in no time…and I didn’t have to deal with any strong smells. The citrus actually smelled nice!

Kale Salad Recipe with Citrus, Avocado, and Feta on twopeasandtheirpod.com

This salad has all of my favorite things: kale, oranges, grapefruit, avocado, and feta. I used blood oranges because I spotted them at Whole Foods and they were too pretty to pass up. If you can’t find blood oranges you can use regular oranges. Citrus fruits are in season right now and SO good! Make sure you stock up!

Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, and Feta on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love this healthy and simple salad!

This kale salad will cure your winter blues! It is refreshing, bursting with flavor, and oh so pretty!

It felt good to eat a salad again. I am so happy our baby liked my Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, and Feta. I am going to make it today for lunch!

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Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, and Feta

Kale salad with oranges, grapefruit, avocado, and feta. The perfect salad for citrus season!
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  • 1. Place kale in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, orange zest, fresh orange juice, and salt. Pour mixture over kale and massage the kale until it starts to soften, about 2-3 minutes.
  • 2. Add grapefruit segments, orange slices, avocado slices, and feta cheese. Toss and serve.
  • Note-any kind of oranges will work in this salad.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. CONGRATULATIONS! Such exciting news! You are very brave to be in the kitchen at all – when I was pregnant I just felt hideously nauseous the whole time…
    I don’t actually like kale – even though I know that it is terribly good for me – so I am always looking for new and exciting ways to cook it – so a big thank you. Will definitely give this a go.

  2. First off, CONGRATS! You must be so so so excited! I haven’t been pregnant but I have heard all kinds of stories of the nausea so good on ya for experimenting in the kitchen still!
    This salad is absolutely gorgeous! Avocado and feta is one of my favorite combos so I need to try this out. Pinned!

  3. What a light refreshing salad! Love the flavor combo you have going on. Glad you were able to enjoy this salad.

  4. What a beautiful winter citrus salad! Any salad with feta or goat cheese gets my approval! Congrats on your BIG news!!! 🙂

  5. I make something really similar to this, but with more citrus and less avocado. It looks absolutely delicious. Congratulations, and hope you get feeling better soon. It’s all worth it in the end. You are amazing!!

  6. I am loving salads with citrus right now. Australia is burning up and I need the cooling, refashioning buzz of a kale salad. So pretty but delicious.

    Also congrats on your baby news!

  7. so excited about your news 🙂 🙂 can’t wait for more updates!! this salad is perfect for wintertime! love the kale!

  8. Try Sea Bands…they are for motion sickness, but they helped me get through my morning (try all day) sickness and chase my other kids around. They are a bracelet with a pressure point…you can find them at most pharmacies, just ask!

  9. This salad– wow! Would you recommend using a certain type of grapefruit like White grapefruit or Ruby red?

  10. I just found your recipe, which looks great. What I wanted to share was that the same thing happened to me when I got pregnant. All of a sudden, my vegetarian past was irrelevant as all I craved was chicken breast. Our bodies know what they need, I truly believe, so I mostly ate chicken and when I got past the nauseating months, veggies came back, too. Healthy 30 year old I have to recommend it — I’m 70 and still remember my surprise at my body’s choices — including aversion to wine — which I love. Hope you are well. And, again, thank you for such a lovely recipe.

  11. OMG I’m so glad I’ve found this again I’ve been scouring pinterest for it. I used to make this all the time when I first found it on there and its my absolute favorite salad!

  12. 3 stars
    This is a great combo, but lacks tang. We tried it as is, then boosted it the second time by increasing the salt to about 1/4 tsp. or to taste, 2 T. of cider vinegar, and some thinly sliced red onion. With these adjustments, it’s a five star recipe and we’ll definitely make again.