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This salad is quick and easy, and far from bland. With the bright punch of flavor from the kumquats, the spice arugula and the mild Parmesan, your taste buds are in for a treat.
4 handfuls baby arugula
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 dates, pitted and diced
1/4 cup Parmesan shavings.
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper, to taste
Slice kumquats into thin rounds, discarding seeds. Combine arugula, parsley, dates, kumquats and parmesan. Whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Pour over salad dressing and toss to coat.
Courtesy of kumquatgrowers.com
What-quats?! Kumquats! Tiny citrus fruits that pack tons of flavor! Kumquats are the only citrus fruit that has an edible peel. In fact, the chewy peel is the sweet part of the fruit. The insides are incredibly sour. The combination of crunchy seeds, juicy insides and chewy peel make kumquats an interesting snack. Plus, the punch of intense flavor followed by the mild sweetness of the peel contrast - and yet somehow work together perfectly.
Each Kumquat is about the size of a large grape. You can eat them whole, slice them on salads, candy them…the list goes on. Plus, one kumquat contains about 14% of your daily recommended vitamin C - but you won’t be able to eat just one!
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Blood oranges are one of the most unique citrus fruits, both for flavor and appearance. The appearance - deep red or marbled red-and-orange - is caused by the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is usually found in blueberries and other blue or purple fruits. Blood oranges are the only citrus fruit that contains anthocyanin, giving them an extra kick of nutrition found in other superfoods. Combined with kale, a leafy green vegetable containing an unbelievable amount of vitamins and minerals, you may be hard pressed to find a more nutrient-rich salad.
Also, it’ll be yummy.
Kale, Blood Orange and Hazelnut Salad
1 1/2 pounds Tuscan black kale or regular kale, stems and ribs removed, leaves shredded
4 blood oranges, segmented, juices reserved
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Course salt and freshly ground pepper
Combine kale, oranges and hazelnuts in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinegar, oil and reserved orange juice; toss. Season with salt and pepper. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.
Recipe courtesy of thebittenword.com