Bone-Building Rainbow Kale Slaw with Fresh Oranges


This kale slaw recipe was shared with Go Dairy Free by Whole Foods in honor of an organic orange sale. To note, kale is a great source of calcium, and citrus has been linked to healthier bones, too!

From Whole Foods: “Lacinato kale, also known as dinosaur kale, isn’t as tough as curly kale and lends itself well to raw salads like this one. This recipe will easily double for a big group or potluck.”

Rainbow Kale Salad

Bone-Building Rainbow Kale Slaw with Fresh Oranges
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  • 1 bunch lacinato (a.k.a. dinosaur) kale, thick stems removed and leaves thinly sliced
  • 4 cups shredded red cabbage (about 1 small head, quartered and cored)
  • 2 navel oranges or Clementines, peeled and segmented
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 1 small orange)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. In a large bowl, combine kale, cabbage, orange segments, onion, bell pepper and sunflower seeds.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, orange juice, vinegar and pepper.
  3. Pour over the kale mixture and toss to coat.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Diet type: Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy free, Egg free, Gluten free, Nut free, Peanut free, Soy free, Wheat free, Added Sugar free
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Serving size: 4 servings

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.