Asian Kale Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Crunchy kale and peppers tossed with red cabbage, carrots, creamy homemade peanut dressing and topped with almonds. 

Asian Kale Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

I’m considering making Monday official salad day. I always love a good salad but I get in these kicks and I just want salad all. the. time.  Main dish, side dish…. is there such thing as a dessert salad? Cause I want that in the mix too.

So let’s take a vote. Salad Monday yay or nay??

Asian Kale Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

And while we are on the subject of food-themed weekdays, what about Taco Tuesday? Smoothie Saturday?? Pizza Friday!

And Whatever Wednesday. For everything else wonderful and delicious.

Asian Kale Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

This Asian kale salad is my new love. My favorite thing about this salad is that it is so dang crunchy. If you haven’t jumped on the kale bandwagon yet you need to quit dilly-dallying and get on board, pronto. Besides being super good for you, I love the crunch, I love the flavor, and it’s a great way to mix up your routine lettuce affair. Plus when you pair it with bell peppers, carrots, almonds and an easy-peasy creamy peanut dressing, it honestly  becomes nothing short of irresistible.

Asian Kale Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Asian Kale Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing
 
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Crunchy kale and peppers tossed with red cabbage, carrots, creamy homemade peanut dressing and topped with almonds.
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (carrot matchsticks)
  • 1 red or yellow pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • ⅓ cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • ⅓ cup almond slivers or shaved almonds (such as Diamond of California)
  • optional: sesame seeds
dressing
  • 6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime (for more tang, add an extra half lime)
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sugar (or honey)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Whisk all dressing ingredients together until smooth. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  2. Add chopped cale, peppers, cabbage, cilantro and carrots to a large bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat. Top with almonds and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

 

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Definitely yay on salad Mondays. Lord knows I need it after I eat almost everything in sight, without fail, every single weekend. I have a soft spot in my heart for anything drizzled in peanut sauce, so I’m pretty in love with this plus. Plus, it’s gorgeous!

    I find myself making excuses to make “thai” inspired dishes just so I can dump a gallon of peanut sauce on top!!

Ok. I will try this salad with kale just because the dressing sounds so darned good! I’d love it if you share this at What’d You Do This Weekend. Have a great week.

Wishes for tasty dishes,
Linda

This looks so fresh and tasty!! I’m a fan of salad Mondays!

omg this looks so yum!!

I’m loving salads! I do meatless Mondays, Taco Tuesdays (basically any kind of Mexican food), Crockpot Thursdays, Pizza Fridays, and Soup and Sandwich Sundays. That leaves me Wednesdays and Saturdays for whatever. My kids love it!

    Oh my gosh you have got the food-themed days down I’m coming to your house EVER day 🙂

I love crunchy salad components as well… this looks so delicious, I have some kale I need to use up and it might jut end up in this salad!

    Crunchy is where it’s at!

Just delicious!

I have a question please. The ground ginger: is that fresh ginger ground or is it the ginger you find in the spice section of your store…usually used for baking? Thank you. Valerie

    Hi Valerie – It’s the kind you find in the spice section! 🙂

I made this last night and I loved it! Thank you!

    Yay! So glad you enjoyed it Kate!!