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kale salad with oranges and beets on a platter

Massaged Kale Salad with Beets, Oranges, and Goat Cheese

  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salad


Are you ready to take your taste buds on a journey of flavors and textures? It’s easy with this recipe for Massaged Kale Salad with Beets, Oranges, and Goat Cheese! The combination of hearty kale, tangy goat cheese, juicy oranges, sweet beets, crunchy pistachios, and refreshing mint creates an enticing blend of flavors that makes a perfect side dish for any meal!


  • 23 cups chopped kale, stems removed (I like Lacinato kale)
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature 
  • 2 large oranges, peeled and cut into half moons or diced
  • 8 small cooked beets, diced (I like to use pre-steamed packaged beets)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • Honey for drizzling


  1. Add the kale to a large bowl and drizzle it with olive oil, lemon juice and a large pinch of salt. Use your hands to massage the kale until it begins to soften a bit.


Recipe inspired by Pinch of Yum

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