Break out this HEALTHY Autumn Kale Salad with Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette for lunch or a side accompaniment to any main entree.

Autumn Kale Salad with Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette

Hand, foot, and mouth has officially struck our household. I was praying and wishing for a miracle that we would bypass this awful virus with our youngest. Unfortunately, he started showing up with bumps on Saturday. If you’ve had a loved one with hfm, you know just how bad it can get for the little ones. Weston can’t drink or eat because of all the sores in his mouth. Our house is filled with a Lysol/thieves spray combination… my candles are overpowered now.

Autumn Kale Salad with Vinaigrette

Now is the best time to load up on healthy greens and some extra vitamin c provided by the mandarins. This Autumn Kale Salad with a homemade Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette is the perfect combo for extra nutrients. It consists of kale, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, mandarin slices and a homemade mandarin orange vinaigrette. You can also pair it with any vinaigrette of your choice, but this one is easy to make with only four ingredients needed.


ENJOY ~ Meagan

Autumn Kale Salad with Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette

Autumn Kale Salad with Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette


  • 6 ounces kale
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 mandarin oranges, slices

Mandarin Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed mandarin orange juice
  • salt to taste


Combine all salad ingredients into a bowl and set aside.

For the dressing:

Place all ingredients into a bowl/jar. Whisk and then pour over the salad.

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  1. Oh no, that sounds awful!! I hope Weston is better soon! I actually feel myself getting sick (hopefully just a cold!) and need to load up on healthy salads like this one!!

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