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Recipe: Kale Salad And Thai “Peanut” Dressing

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Just because I eat a plant-based diet, it doesn’t mean salad is my favorite food. Honestly, if I have a choice, I avoid salad at all costs. When the typical iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber salad is my only option on the menu, it literally makes me mad…every. single. time.kale salad and thai peanut dressing chiropractor in holland 1

BUT this salad recipe is different. It’s too good not to share. This is my go-to recipe for any potluck.

The dressing is key. I always double the recipe and it fills one of those 16 oz. kombucha glass bottles perfectly. It lasts several weeks too, when refrigerated.

Dressing ingredients:

Sunflower seed butter ¼ cup

Raw apple cider vinegar 1tbsp

Olive oil 2 tbsp

Lemon juice 2 tbsp

Soy sauce 1 tbsp

Maple syrup 3 tbsp

3 minced garlic cloves

1-inch knob of ginger

Salt ¼ tsp

Red pepper flakes ¼ tsp

Water 1/3 cup

Directions: Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.

 

Salad Ingredients:

Kale 1-2 bunches

Yellow onion 1 large

Red bell pepper 1 large

Yellow bell pepper 1 large

Sweet corn 1-2 cups

Sundried tomatoes 1 cup

Garlic clove 1 (diced or sliced)

Avocado oil 1tbsp

 Directions:

  1. Cut onion into thin strips. Sauté garlic, onion and sundried tomatoes in avocado oil, until the onion softens.
  2. Cut peppers into thin strips.kale salad and thai peanut dressing chiropractor in holland 2
  3. Add pepper and corn to the pan, and sauté everything for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Cut the kale into thin pieces (as shown below). No need to remove stems.kale salad and thai peanut dressing chiropractor in holland 3
  5. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.kale salad and thai peanut dressing chiropractor in holland 4

Note: Because of the texture of kale, this salad actually sits very well with dressing in it. I typically mix the dressing in, so I don’t have to bring a separate container for it. It is also a bonus that the leftovers are still tasty after sitting in the fridge for 2-3 days.

To learn more about the great benefits of eating Kale make sure and checkout this awesome article on the 23 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Kale!

 

About the Author

Dr. Lily Semrow is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist who focuses on Neuro-Structural Correction. She has a B.S. in Nutrition and a doctorate in Chiropractic. She has a passion for serving families, and helping people who could not get better through traditional and alternative means.

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