Tasty Asian Style Kale Salad

Total Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Level: Easy
Yields: 4 servings


Dressing Ingredients

  • 3 T. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T. tamarind paste
  • 2 T. lime juice
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 1 t. toasted sesame oil
  • 3 T. agave nectar
  • 1 T. tightly packed fresh basil
  • 1 T. tightly packed fresh mint
  • 1 T. tightly packed fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 c. cucumber diced with or without skin
  • Salt to taste

Salad ingredients

  • 1 cup kale chopped into bite sized-pieces
  • 1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 green onion, cut on bias (save some cuts for garnish)
  • 1 hothouse cucumber, cut four long pieces lengthwise on mandolin for the “bowl” of the salad and chop the rest
  • 1 handful chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 handful chopped fresh basil, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 handful chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 T. black sesame seeds for garnish
  • 4 thin lime slices for garnish
  • 1 package baked tofu cut into 8 triangles (recommended brand House Foods)


  1. Mix all dressing ingredients in blender until smooth. Mix all salad ingredients (except lengthwise cucumber cuts) with 3/4 of the dressing. Save the remaining dressing to garnish the plate.
  2. Warm the tofu on a non-stick pan.
  3. Drizzle the salad dressing on the plate. Wrap the lengthwise cut cucumber in a circle and fill with 1/4 of the salad mixture.
  4. Place two tofu slices and lime slice near the salad. Garnish with additional basil, black sesame seeds and green onion

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