Kale, Sesame and Ginger Salad

Kale Sesame Ginger Salad

We love kale — obviously! And if you’ve ever been to these hipster salad bars lately, 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. Here’s a kale recipe that is NOT in our latest (and free) book, Kale. All Day. Err day., so please add this to your “go-to’s” for weekly meals. You just may enjoy it!

With GREENS being a pretty solid staple in the WAKE THE WOLVES 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.


Kale Sesame Ginger Salad

Kale Sesame Ginger Salad

Kale, Sesame and Ginger Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Kale, Sesame and Ginger Salad

  • 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.

Kale. All Day. Err Day.

If you like this post, checkout more nutritious and healthy living tips in our latest interactive book, Kale. All Day. Err Day. It’s enhanced and interactive for a super fun, learning experience. It’s filled with a great story all about kale, how-to videos, and recipes for the busy and the hungry. Did we mention, it’s FREE…for a limited time. Hurry – check it out here. (New book coming late 2016…)


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  • Amanda

    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! 😀