Raw Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Salmon in Orange Dressing for Skinny #SundaySupper

by Dorothy Reinhold on February 17, 2013

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Serving a healthy salad for dinner is one of the best ways I know to eat a good #SundaySupper without overindulging in anything but flavor.

Nutrient-dense kale starts us off, and to that we add protein-y chickpeas and canned wild salmon. It’s all anointed in a light, orangy dressing made from tart Seville oranges, in season right now. Because they are quite sour, they’re usually made into a classic orange marmalade, but I’m using them as a stand-in for lemons in this dressing.

Raw Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Salmon on Shockingly Delicious. Recipe: https://www.shockinglydelicious.com/?p=11792The salad is further spiked with Kalamata olives and the Seville zest, for even more flavor.

You won’t feel deprived of anything, I promise!

Recipe: Raw Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Salmon in Orange Dressing

Summary: Healthy kale, chickpeas and wild salmon are anointed in a tangy Seville orange dressing to make a Raw Kale Salad perfect for a light dinner.


  • 4-5 lacinato kale leaves, washed, stemmed and cut into thin ribbons (chiffonade cut)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can organic chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (6-ounce) can wild Alaskan salmon, drained (I used Bear & Wolf Pink Salmon from Costco)
  • 1 Seville orange (need 4 tablespoons juice and 1 teaspoon zest)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced Kalamata olives (or use tapenade)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon dried dill
  • Garnish: 3 tangerines (1 for each serving, segmented) and 6 Kalamata olives (2 for each salad, halved)


  1. Add all ingredients to a large salad bowl. Stir and toss to combine well. Place in a lidded container and allow to marinate and rest in the refrigerator for 4-24 hours, for best results. This variety of kale will hold up well overnight!
  2. Serve in wide bowls and garnish with tangerine segments and Kalamata olive halves if you like.


Dorothy Reinhold original recipe

Seville Oranges from Melissa's ProduceSeville Oranges

These sour oranges are prized for making orange marmalade, and are quite juicy and seedy. Seville oranges give this salad a crisp, clean taste.  Melissa’s Produce sent a sample of the Seville Oranges for recipe testing.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Diet type: Pescatarian
Number of servings (yield): 3
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★

Raw Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Salmon on Shockingly Delicious. Recipe: https://www.shockinglydelicious.com/?p=11792

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Renee February 17, 2013 at 10:39 am

Such a beautiful salad. I’ve been waiting for this recipe ever since you posted about it in the group. Yum, yum, yum!


Dorothy February 17, 2013 at 10:53 am

Yep, Renee, you must make it!


Shannon @VillageGirlBlog February 17, 2013 at 10:38 am

Yum! This looks like such a light, refreshing salad. Thanks for sharing!


Dorothy February 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Yeah, you can feel pretty virtuous when eating this!


Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) February 17, 2013 at 9:21 am

I love kale salads! In fact I have some of my favorite kale superfood salad from Whole Foods in my fridge right now! I may need to take a break for lunch. lol


familyfoodie February 17, 2013 at 8:59 am

Absolutely gorgeous! So many flavors that I love and so colorful. Beautiful photography!


Dorothy February 17, 2013 at 9:12 am

Thank you!


Sherron@SimplyGourmet February 17, 2013 at 7:53 am

Those oranges looks so good! They caught my eye immediately. I love the combination of flavors in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!


Dorothy February 17, 2013 at 7:54 am

Thank you! These flavors went together really well!


Stacy February 17, 2013 at 6:57 am

I guess I am supposed to try kale raw since this is the second recipe in a row I’ve read for kale salad. Plus I love wild salmon, chick peas, Kalamata olives and tangerines. I think it’s fate.


Dorothy February 17, 2013 at 7:49 am

Yep, time to get on the kale wagon with us!


Nicole February 17, 2013 at 5:48 am

Look at all these wonderful flavors combined together in a delicious salad. Yes. This is something I can totally get behind.


Dorothy February 17, 2013 at 7:58 am

Thanks! Yep, this one is easy to like!


Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips February 17, 2013 at 5:43 am

So much fabulous flavor! I love citrus and olives!


Dorothy February 17, 2013 at 8:02 am

Then you MUST make this! It tastes very fresh and lively!


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