Winter Slaw with Blood Orange Vinaigrette


To shortcut this Thanksgiving side, lean on bagged preshredded kale and coleslaw mix and purchased vinaigrette, but don't skip the fresh orange slices--they make the presentation.

Winter Slaw with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 6 cup shredded stemmed kale

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cup shredded radicchio (1 head)

  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage

  • cup blood orange juice

  • cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 2 blood oranges, peeled and sliced

  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds

  • ½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds), toasted


  1. In an extra-large bowl combine kale, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and 1 tsp. kosher salt. Using your hands, massage kale to help soften the fibrous leaves. Rinse in a colander under running water; drain well and return to the bowl. Add radicchio and cabbage; toss.

  2. For dressing: In a small bowl whisk together orange juice, vinegar, mustard, sugar, garlic, 1/3 cup olive oil, and 1/4 tsp. each kosher salt and black pepper.

  3. Add half of the dressing to kale mixture; toss to coat. Gently stir in oranges, pomegranate seeds, and parsley. Sprinkle with pepitas. Serve salad with remaining dressing. Serves 10.


Prep salad and dressing as directed through Step 2. Cover; chill separately up to 48 hours.

Take It Easy:

Prep as directed, using 6 cups prechopped fresh kale (remove any tough woody stems and ribs) and one 14-oz. pkg. shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix) in place of the radicchio and cabbage.

Dressing preparation

Use a small food processor, immersion blender, or coffee frothier to emulsify the dressing. Add a small amount of oil in at a time to the rest of the liquid.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
15g Fat
11g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 73mg 365%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 318mg 7%
Folate, total 46.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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