Kale & Mint Salad With Peanut Dressing – AMAZING

I just made a salad that kind of rocked my world.  It was great, the dressing was fantastic.   Unfortunately I can’t claim responsibility for the recipe. It was found on FOOD52 by a good friend and fellow self proclaimed chef.   The recipe combines many of my favorite things and the dressing can be used for other things.    The following is the recipe as designed with a few of my own modifications and notes.rezalution fitness, salad, kale, mint, food

 

Lacinato Kale and Fresh Mint Salad – I doubled the recipe to have salad for a couple days.  All the ingredients are hearty and will last. 

  • 1bunch (large) laminate kale, chopped very small, almost minced 
  • 1cup fresh mint, minced 
  • 1cup walnuts, chopped (a great addition but the salad is really good without)

        I also added some cubed avocado to the salad… it was good!

Spicy Peanut Dressing

  • 3tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter
  • 3tablespoons warm water (You may need a little more water if you use a vitamix)
  • 3tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • 1tablespoon soy sauce (Instead of soy I used BRAGGS liquid aminos)
  • 1teaspoon fresh garlic, minced (I used more ginger and loved it)
  • 2teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1teaspoon dried red chili flakes

A little added lime juice was yummy.

  1. Toss the chopped kale, chopped mint and the walnuts together. If you haven’t made the dressing yet, do that next.
  2. Put the peanut butter, warm water, garlic, rice wine vinegar, pomegranate molasses, soy sauce, minced ginger, sesame oil and red chili flakes into a blender and whirl away at high speed until everything is smooth.
  3. Toss the dressing with the salad. Maybe not all at one time. Pour and toss about half of the dressing and then decide if it needs more.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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