Today’s post is very special!
Welcome to the Virtual Vegan Potluck 🙂 this is an online potluck partayyy that brings together 85 bloggers, cookbook authors, recipe developers and home chef’s; giving us an opportunity to share our best plant-based appetizers, beverages, breads, sides, salads, main courses, soups/stews, and desserts with the online community. How fun! I’m so excited to be apart of this.
I chose to share the most refreshing and delicious salad I’ve ever created. A Rosemary Infused Grapefruit & Kale Salad. This can and should be enjoyed throughout any season, even winter. A good salad with all the right components can turn your day around. Or is that just me?! It needs to have texture, be crunchy, FULL of flavor, satiating, satisfying, super fresh and be accompanied by a perfectly paired dressing.
Be prepared for mouth watering amazingness. If I were to open a restaurant one day (not that I’m planning to ha), this salad would be the first thing on the menu. No joke. It’s fancy and surprisingly luxurious but all of us can easily make this. Promise. Plus, of course it’s completely healthy and plant based.
For this “restaurant style” salad, we are combining juicy red grapefruit paired with aromatic rosemary, softened lacinto kale, red cabbage, hemp hearts, and sunflower seeds for this citrus-infused salad, plus a rosemary citrus vinaigrette. Rosemary has to be my favorite fresh herb – it has the most delicious yet calming smell and when paired with the right ingredients, it can transform any dish into a heavenly one!
Rosemary Infused Grapefruit and Kale Salad
- 1 bunch of lacinto kale, shredded (about 4–6 cups)
- 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
- 1/2 of a red grapefruit, cut in small pieces
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped (1–2 sprigs)
Rosemary Citrus Dressing
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar (or sugar of choice)
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Assemble all ingredients for the salad in a bowl, starting with the kale, cabbage, grapefruit, hemp hearts, sunflower seeds and rosemary. Mix together.
- In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the salad dressing. Pour over salad and toss.
- Serving Size: 2
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Making this tonight, super excited to try! My whole grocery list this week is for your recipes 🙂
Keely @ Gormandize
Great colours, bet it tastes fab! Thanks for bringing this to the VVP.
Lovely colours in this salad. Looks delicious!
Jaime @ the Seasonal Veg Head
Lovely salad! Kale and grapefruit are a match made in veggie heaven!
Ashley @ A. Cook in the Making
I can’t stop staring at the beautiful, vibrant colors you captured in those photos. This salad looks incredible and so healthy! I can’t wait to try it.
Thank you Ashley! I can’t wait for you to try it 🙂 It has to be my new favorite colorful and nourishing salad!
Ooh I love fruit in a kale salad. This looks amazing! Happy belated VVP!
Me too Becky! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
This is so incredibly beautiful! Great photos and great colors. Can’t wait to try it!
Thank you Jamie! Can’t wait for you to try it 🙂
Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth
Love the combination of ingredients! Such a pretty salad!
Thank you Amy! Rosemary tastes so delicious with everything 🙂 especially with citrus! Thanks for stopping by.
Your salad is glowing! The dressing looks delicious and I love how you fit TWO different types of citrus into your recipe. 🙂
Thank you Teresa! Citrus really brings out all of the flavors. I was worried about trying a citrus recipe in the winter but I was pleasantly surprised 🙂
This sounds awesome! Love the combo of flavors. You can never have enough salads on your list of go-to’s!
That’s so true Sophia! This salad has moved to the top of my list 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!
This is ludicrously good looking, both in taste and in color. (I especially love the pop of purple from the cabbage). Please remind me to put grapefruit in my next kale salad, they sound perfect together! Happy VVP from a fellow Shannon 🙂
Shannon! Thank you so much – that pop of purple really adds to the look, thanks for stopping by!
Ridiculously Pretty! I would for sure order it at a restaurant!
Nicole @ Fitful Focus
This just looks delicious! So pretty – I bet it tastes even better!
Oh my gosh the colors are incredible! For that alone I want to eat this :-). So glad you’re a part of this year’s Potluck!!
Thank you Annie! It’s all possible because of you, thank you for putting everything together! I’m happy to be apart of it 🙂
The colors in this are fabulous! It’s so vibrant and beautiful!
That is crazy beautiful!
Please can you update your ‘to the beginning’ link to http://virtualveganpotluck.com/december-2014/
Thank you, Poppy 🙂
I love this salad idea!
This salad is gorgeous and sounds delicious!