Using Up My Garden Kale
So once again I found myself with fresh picked kale, looking for a new, creative way to enjoy this wonder-veggie, straight from our garden. I found this recipe for “coleslaw” (with an Asian twist) on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try.
I made Asian kale slaw yesterday afternoon (only took about 15 minutes prep) and served it with our dinner. My husband and I LOVED it! We had the slaw on the side with a chicken dinner, and it tasted wonderful!
What Is IN Asian Kale Slaw?
The ingredients for the Asian kale slaw are chopped and sliced, and placed in a salad bowl. The slaw has grated carrots, kale, shredded purple cabbage, and sliced green onions. The simple Asian sauce that covers all the ingredients really makes this kale slaw shine!
Making The Salad Dressing For Asian Kale Slaw Is EASY!
This Asian flavored slaw dressing is incredibly easy to mix up. The sauce will be used as the salad dressing for the Asian kale slaw.
There are several ingredients in the dressing, including lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, etc., which gives this salad it’s distinctive Asian flavor. The salad is tossed with the dressing, then refrigerated for 15-20 minutes, until chilled.
The finished Asian kale slaw is garnished with sliced almonds, sesame seeds and sea salt, and is served chilled. The flavor of the salad dressing coats the entire bowl of slaw with great flavor!
Asian kale slaw is an amazingly wonderful, crunchy and delicious side salad I really hope you will enjoy. Even though my old photos aren’t the best quality, I hope you will still consider trying this delicious salad!
It’s also a great way to “eat your veggies” (as my Mom used to say to me and my sisters). Yum! Have a GREAT day!
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Recipe Source: http://www.tasteloveandnourish.com/2013/07/19/asian-kale-slaw/
Asian kale slaw is a delicious, healthy side dish with kale, cabbage, carrots, green onions and almonds, in a fantastic Asian inspired sauce!
- 1 bunch curly kale , shredded/cut into thin strips
- 1/2 head red/purple cabbage , shredded
- 3-4 medium carrots , shredded
- 4 green onions , sliced thin (green and white parts)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 Tablespoons lime juice
- 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds , lightly toasted (dry "toast" them in a skillet for a couple minutes)
- 1/2 cup almond slivers , toasted (same method as sesame seeds)
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Using a knife, thinly slice/shred the kale leaves, removing/discarding the large, thick stems. **Don't use a food processor for this, as it will shred the kale too fine** Place sliced kale into salad bowl.
Thinly slice/shred red cabbage and green onions. Add to kale in bowl. Grate carrots into bowl, using a hand/box grater.
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil and vegetable oil. Mix well to combine. Pour dressing over the shredded slaw. Toss slaw until coated; cover and refrigerate for at least 15-20 minutes. Once chilled, the slaw is ready to serve!
When ready to serve, sprinkle the top of the slaw with toasted sesame seeds, almond slices and sea salt. Toss the salad again. SERVE AND ENJOY!
*Recipe can be easily halved for smaller amounts.
Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!