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If you like crunchy, hearty, veggie packed salads that are full of flavor, then stop right here, because this salad is for you.
Kale + carrots + cucumbers + radishes + peppers + peanuts = salad awesomeness.
This salad makes a delicious lunch or dinner and is also hearty enough to make on the weekend as a head-start ingredient (just be sure to keep the dressing and peanuts on the side).
If extra protein is your thing, shredded rotisserie chicken is a great match for this delicious salad.
Thai Kale Salad
Yield: 2-4 servings
Prep Time: 20-30 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20-30 minutes
- 1 head of kale, washed + stemmed (8-10 cups)
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 1/2 cups chopped cucumber
- 1 cup radishes, sliced into thin strips
- 1 yellow pepper, sliced into thin strips
- 1/4 cup peanuts
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 1 tsp. grated ginger
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tbsp. honey
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- 2 tbsp. hot water (to thin dressing out)
- Slice the kale into thin ribbons and then toss together with the remaining ingredients.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl or spouted glass cup. Whisk until well combined and then add the hot water, as needed, to thin the dressing out.
- Nutrients per 1 tbsp. dressing: Calories: 88; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 0.7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 8.9g; Dietary Fiber: 0.7g; Sugars: 6.8g; Protein: 3g
- Nutrients for entire salad: Calories: 652; Total Fat: 30g; Cholesterol: 400mg; Carbohydrate: 102g; Dietary Fiber: 23g; Sugars: 12.5g; Protein: 33.3g
- Nutrients for 1/2 salad with 2 tbsp. thai dressing: Calories: 499; Total Fat: 21.6g; Cholesterol: 608 mg; Carbohydrate: 68 g; Dietary Fiber: 13g; Sugars: 19.8g; Protein: 22.6g