Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sesame Kale Salad

This recipe for sesame kale salad is very simple, you only need a few ingredients, and you probably have everything you need to make the dressing in your pantry right now. 

But it also makes a fantastic starting place to make a salad that is packed with all different kinds of fruits and vegetables.  You can add edamame, and a beautiful red pepper. Maybe you want to add mandarin orange segments or a tart crunch asian pear. You could add cilantro or thai basil and thinly sliced jalapeno. 

You could have quite the adventure with this salad, but then again - it is amazing just like this. 


1 bunch kale (any type of kale works)
fine-grain sea salt
1 large carrot, peeled and ribboned with a vegetable peeler
½ purple onion, very thinly sliced
2 TB sesame seeds

Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons lime juice
3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
½ tsp sesame oil


Use a chef’s knife to remove the tough ribs from the kale, then discard them. Chop the kale leaves into small, bite-sized pieces and transfer them to a mixing bowl. 

Sprinkle the kale with a dash of sea salt and use your hands to massage the kale by scrunching up the leaves in your hands and releasing until the kale is a darker green and fragrant. 

Toss the remaining salad dressing ingredients with the kale.

To make the vinaigrette, whisk together all the ingredients until emulsified. 

Toss the dressing with the salad and serve.