Asian Kale Salad

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Asian Kale Salad-this colorful and healthy chopped kale salad is easy to make and bursting with Asian flavors. 

Asian Kale Salad Recipe

We don’t have a garden this year because we are building a house and currently living in a rental. I miss having a garden, but luckily we have nice neighbors that share their garden goods. We are lucky ducks! One of our neighbors is the kale queen! She brings over bags and bags of kale. It is the best! I have been making everything with kale. A few favorites include our Goat Cheese Lemon Pasta with Kale and Kale, Mushroom, and Ricotta Calzones.

I still had one bag of kale to use up so I decided to try a new recipe. I made a Kale Asian Salad and I instantly fell in love. It only took one bite! Actually, I think I fell in love before I even took a bite. The salad has all of my favorite ingredients and it is beautiful!! I knew it was going to be a winner.

Asian Kale Salad Recipe

I added red cabbage, peppers, edamame, carrots, avocado, and cilantro to brighten up the kale. The salad has lots of great Asian flavors going on and it is SO pretty!

Asian Kale Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing Recipe

But not too pretty to eat. I am always up for eating pretty things:)

Asian Kale Salad Recipe

I tossed the salad with Newman’s Own® Sesame Ginger Dressing. This dressing is a staple in our fridge and is so good in this Asian Kale Salad.  Just shake and drizzle over the salad! Easy peasy!

You can serve the salad as a main dish or side dish. If you want to boost the protein, feel free to add nuts, almonds or peanuts. If you want to bulk the salad up even more, add tofu, chicken, or fish! The base of the salad is plenty good on its own though. I ate a big helping and it was the perfect lunch!

Asian Kale Salad Recipe

Now go get your greens on and make this amazing Asian Kale Salad! I might have to see if our neighbor has any extra kale. I am addicted to this salad and need to make it again!

Asian Kale Salad Recipe

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Asian Kale Salad

This colorful and healthy salad is great served as a main dish or side dish. Feel free to add nuts, tofu, chicken or fish for a boost of protein!
4.25 from 4 votes


  • 6 cups chopped kale ribs removed
  • Sea salt
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots or carrot matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
  • 1 avocado pitted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • Sesame seeds for garnish, optional
  • Newman's Own Sesame Ginger Dressing


  • 1. Put the kale in a large bowl and sprinkle with a dash of sea salt. Massage the kale with your hands until the kale is a darker green. Top the kale with edamame, cabbage, carrots, peppers, avocado, and cilantro. Garnish with sesame seeds, if using. Drizzle dressing over the salad and serve immediately.

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  1. I guess I’m the kale queen where I live. This is embarrassing but I planted what I thought were Brussel Sprouts. Now I’ve been patiently, too patiently waiting all summer for these sprouts to grow. Waiting.Waiting. And then my mom comes over and calls me out…..Laura, those aren’t sprouts, it’s kale! Kale is great too, especially in a salad like this. I guess the packet I bought at the nursery was mislabeled.

  2. Currently crushing on Kale! Wow – first time I’ve bought it and have made the sweet potato and grilled cheese this week (yum!) and this Asian Kale salad. I love that it keeps so beautifully – have had delicious salad everyday for lunch – not a soggy leaf in sight! I just added avo separately at each serving – thanks!

  3. Love the colors of the salad! We made this for lunch and it’s definitely enough for multiple meals. Even though I’m not a big fan of kale, this salad is a keeper!