This dish did not work for the Hubs. I loved this salad but my husband just said it was girl food and he felt like he was grazing. I think it is sexy! The bitter greens, sweet balsamic vinegar, peppery good olive oil, crunchy almonds, caramelized fennel and sweet blood orange segments…oh my!
Try it out and let me know if you find it sexy.
4 cups baby kale leaves (you can get a big bag at Costco and it is a great price)
1 blood orange cut into segments
1/8 cup good balsamic vinegar
1/8 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fennel cut into strips and roasted in the oven with a little olive oil and seasoned (you can do this step in the morning or the day before so the fennel is chilled when you assemble the salad) Keep the fennel fronds for garnish.
1/4 cup almond slivers
Toss this all together and season to taste with salt and pepper. I like to let it rest for about 1/2 an hour before serving. The balsamic will tenderize the kale leaves and they become darker green.