Kale Mandarin Salad

March 17, 2014
Recipe by: Jennifer Fontaine

My love affair with kale started a decade ago on a trip to a dusty, u-pick organic farm with a bunch of friends and I haven't looked back since. As you can imagine, 10 years of going steady with a leafy green begs for reinvention, excitement and an injection of spontaneity! I absolutely love cooking compositions, meals made up in the spur of the moment, improvised from ingredients that are staring you in the face saying, "Pick me! Pick me!" And that is how this nutritious and mouth-watering dish came to be.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Yield: 2 Servings
Difficulty: Easy


  • 2 bunches of Organic Kale
  • 2 small Mandarins
  • 1/4 cup Raw Organic Walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
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  1. Begin by cleaning and de-stemming the kale leaves. Peel the mandarin, separate it into sections and thinly slice each section.
  2. Roughly chop the walnuts into bite-sized pieces. In a Swiss Diamond frying pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat
  3. Add the kale to the pan. Into the kale add a dash of salt and pepper and sauté for 3 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Add a splash of water, quickly place a tight-fitting lid on the pan and allow the kale to simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Turn off the stove's burner and add in the mandarins and walnuts and toss to warm the added ingredients.
  6. Serve this up piping hot and enjoy!