Veggie Packed Thai Kale Salad

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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

This salad is addictive. Be warned!

Ingredients:

Thai Kale Salad
  • 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
Peanut Dressing (makes 1/3 cup)
  • 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)

Directions:

Salad:
  1. Slice the kale into thin ribbons and then toss together with the remaining ingredients.
Peanut Dressing:
  1. 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