This recipe has been one of my favorites lately. I’m a bit obsessed with both ginger and kale! It’s easy to throw together for lunch or dinner and can be easily adjusted to feed more people.
I learned recently that your are supposed to massage kale before you use it in a salad (apparently this makes it easier to digest), so I recommend giving it a little massage.
This salad is packed with nutrients and it really does taste good, in my opinion.
Sesame-Ginger Kale Salad
Prep time: 20 minutes
7-8 stalks of kale
1 bell pepper (I use red)
1 carrot, shredded with a peeler
1 avocado, cubed
1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 cup edamame
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
1 Tbls rice wine vinegar
1 Tbls honey or agave
Small piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
Dash red pepper flakes
Dash sesame oil
1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a food processor and purée until relatively smooth (I often leave some bigger bits of ginger and garlic because I prefer that).
2. Rip kale from the thick stem and rinse. Chop into 1-2 inch pieces and massage with salt (with clean hands).
3. After massaging the kale, add the pepper, carrot, edamame, onion, and cilantro. Toss with dressing until well-coated.
4. Add avocado, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve.
*If using frozen edamame, simply thaw separately in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
Hopefully you enjoy this! I always feel really nourished after eating. If trying to make a more substantial meal, you could always serve with some cilantro-lime rice, or even some sweet potato wedges!