Citrusy Kale Salad with Blake’s All Natural Meals

by Jessica on August 27, 2014

Citrusy Kale Salad | #BlakesPairing

If you participate in Community Shared Agriculture (or CSA, for short), then I’m extremely jealous of you. Seeing photos of the colorful bounty that arrives on the doorsteps of my friends, tends to get me a little green. Having a CSA share and living in the middle of nowhere isn’t as compatible as you’d think. And as Summer comes to an end, I know those lucky friends of mine would like to use up the remainder of their fruits and veggies. So, the amazing folks at Blake’s All Natural Foods, a four-generation, family-owned business out of New Hampshire, have come up with a great way to do just that!

Since Blake’s All Natural meals are gluten-free, organic and made from scratch, they asked me to create a side salad that would pair perfectly with their new flavors. And this salad? It’s one of my new favorites. I originally had a version of this Citrusy Kale Salad at a bridal shower and fell in love. The hostess didn’t have a recipe, so I came up with the one below on the fly. It’s tart, tangy and sweet, lending itself just perfectly to the earthy flavors of the kale. I devoured it alongside Blake’s new Chicken & Dumplings meal, and then had a second helping. Don’t judge.

Citrusy Kale Salad | #BlakesPairing

Citrusy Kale Salad

Yield: 4 servings


  • Zest and juice from 1 lg navel orange
  • 1-1/2 tbsp white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly-ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 c chopped kale leaves
  • 1/4 c sliced, toasted almonds


Grate zest from orange then squeeze about 2 tablespoons of juice into a large bowl. Whisk vinegar, salt, pepper and oil into the orange juice mixture, until combined well. Add kale and almonds to vinaigrette and toss to combine. Cover and chill for 15 minutes before serving to allow flavors to develop.

Available at Target, Blake’s All Natural Foods offers a meal for everyone. Along with their new flavors Chicken & Dumplings, Tater Topped Hot Dish, Meatloaf Dinner Casserole, Chicken Dinner Casserole, Chicken Noodle Casserole and Tuna Noodle Casserole, they also offer a Chicken Pot Pie, Shepherd’s Pie, Garden Vegetable Pie, and several Macaroni & Cheese variations.

Want to try them for yourself? Just follow the prompts below and you’ll be entered to win five free meals! Giveaway ends September 2nd, 2014 at 12am CST.

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Citrusy Kale Salad | #BlakesPairing


Disclosure: This is a sponsored opportunity with Blake’s All Natural Foods and compensation was provided in the form of product; however, the photography & opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen August 27, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Yum – I love citrus and kale together!


2 Jennifer Essad August 28, 2014 at 8:35 pm

I love antipasto salads and Greek Salads


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