Kale, Sesame and Ginger Salad

Kale Sesame Ginger Salad

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Stephanie Kanoeola Megumi Wong

If you’ve ever been to the Whole Foods salad bar, you’ve probably seen their cold, asian-style kale salad. If you haven’t, you aren’t missing out on much because you can EASILY make it yourself in about 5 minutes.

With GREENS being a pretty solid staple in the EAT LIFE WHOLE philosophy, we continue to share “feel good, easy, and delicious” recipes for all of you to enjoy.

This kale salad tastes asian without the addition of “soy” for those that may be allergic. Combining ginger, sesame, salt, and vinegar, you can make a flavorful dressing that will coat the roughage quite nicely.


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1 bunch of kale, washed and chopped into 2″ pieces (ribs left on)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


1 tablespoon ginger, minced (click to learn how to prep ginger)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (preferably raw)
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon sea salt


  1. In a large bowl, prepare an ice bath (about 12 ice cubes and cold water). Set aside.
  2. In a medium pot, boil 4 cups of water.
  3. Using tongs, blanche the kale in hot water (for about 30 seconds) and immediately drop into the cold, ice bath to stop the cooking process. The leaves should turn bright green. Set aside to cool.
  4. Prepare your dressing in a small bowl by whisking the minced ginger, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar and salt.
  5. Strain the kale to remove all of the water. Toss with toasted sesame seeds and dressing.

Serves 4


Thanks for reading! My name is Stephanie Wong and I am a certified holistic health & nutrition coach, home-grown natural food cook, lover of all things ginger, and a strong believer that strength is beauty. [read more...]


  1. Amanda says:

    I have been looking for this recipe- I’m not into raw kale flavor but have been wanting to find recipes to incorporate it into my diet easily. I had this the other day at Whole Foods and feel in love.

    Thank you for posting this! I’ll be making it tonight! :D


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