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Asian Kale Salad

  • Author: Kylie Lato
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Asian kale salad is loaded with fresh veggies and crispy wonton strips tossed in a quick and easy sesame ginger dressing!


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Ingredients

Salad:

  • 46 cups chopped kale
  • 12 oz. broccoli slaw
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup crispy wonton strips
  • 2 avocados, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Dressing: 

  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine kale, broccoli slaw, edamame, carrots, cabbage, red pepper, quinoa and cilantro in a large bowl.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients in a mason jar. Shake until well emulsified. 
  3. If enjoying right away, drizzle salad with dressing and toss to coat evenly. See notes below if you’ll be enjoying this salad later or throughout the week for easy lunches. 
  4. Finish the salad with almonds, wonton strips, avocado and sesame seeds.

Notes

If you’ll be enjoying this salad throughout the week, wait to add the dressing until just before serving. I like to divide the salad mixture (with almonds and sesame seeds) into 6-8 containers so I have quick lunches or dinners for the week. Then just before serving, drizzle it with dressing, slice the avocado and add the crunchy wonton strips (the wontons will get soggy if they sit in the salad for too long).

Customize the veggies to fit your personal taste! Try to keep the ratios the same but feel free to add extra kale in place of cabbage or crunchy cucumbers in place of the red pepper. Use the vegetables that you and your family like in this recipe!

The fresher the ingredients, the better! If you’re lucky enough to have a farmer’s market near by, check out their locally grown produce to find the freshest, most flavorful veggies for this Asian kale salad!

Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of ingredients in this recipe! There are a lot of different things, but they come together very easily and quickly. And if you eat a lot of Asian food, you’ll likely have most of the dressing ingredients in your pantry already!

Keywords: chopped salad, Asian salad, Asian salad dressing