Summer Kale, Orange & Pomegranate Salad with Moscato Dressing


For the Salad:
1/2 bunch dinosaur kale, thick stems removed & leaves thinly sliced
1/4 cup curley parsley, chopped
1/2 head of butter lettuce, cored & chopped
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 to 2 oranges, peeled & segmented
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
For the Dressing:
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 tablespoons Presto Moscato Dolce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Garnish: Pomegranate molasses, Fresh pomegranate seeds


Assemble the Salad: Over medium heat, toast sunflower seeds in a small skillet until lightly golden; Cool.
In a large bowl, combine kale, parsley, butter lettuce, cabbage, orange segments, onion, bell pepper & sunflower seeds.
Season with Kosher salt & fresh cracked black pepper to taste.
In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients & lightly spoon dressing over kale mixture to lightly coat.
Plating: On a chilled serving plate, place a 3″ x 4″ metal plating/forming ring; Spoon kale salad mixture into the ring & lightly pressing down to compact salad; Place 2 orange segments on top.
Carefully remove plating ring. Sprinkle fresh pomegranate seeds around the plate with a quarter size drop of pomegranate molasses.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days.


The cold, crisp texture of the kale greens, the natural sweetness of oranges & the nutty crunch of sunflower seeds make a refreshing option to a hot summer night salad. The explosion of colors of rich shades of green, orange & red excites your eyes, while the nutrient rich kale nourishes your body. Kale is high in vitamins A, C & E. Kale has a substantial mineral content including manganese, iron, calcium & potassium, as well as, phytochemicals such as sulphoraphane (linked to cancer prevention). Pour a bubbling glass of Presto Moscato Dolce and cheers to a great summer evening dinner.

Wine Pairing: Presto Moscato Dolce


4 side dish / 6 to 8 tasting servings


Monday, August 8, 2011 - 12:04pm


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