Vegan Kale Salad

Vegan kale salad is a crunchy, tasteful, and healthy salad that you can enjoy any time of the day! It is a great idea for lunch or a side dish with your main course.

If you are not a big fan of kale salad, you really don’t know what you have been missing. This salad is very flavorful and delicious, an experience that you will never forget. Above all, it is loaded with healthy ingredients.

The finely chopped Kale leaves, creamy and mushy avocadoes marinated in an oriental dressing, are divine. The sweet and tangy blend with creamy avocado, crunchy onions, and bell peppers lend a satisfying appeal to the taste buds, having you coming back for more!

You will also enjoy Vegan Greek Salad, Vegan Carrot Raisin Salad, and Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad.

What is kale?

a bunch of kale on a white background

People often have a love-hate relationship with kale. That’s because it has a slightly bitter taste. Kale is a dark green leafy vegetable and is a member of the brassica family. It stands along with Brussel sprouts, cabbage, collards, and broccoli. It is known for its earthy, nutty, and bitter flavor.

Benefits of kale

Apart from this, kale is known to be one of the healthiest vegetables we know of. Kale is an excellent source of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Here are some of the Health Benefits of Kale:

  • Because it is rich in antioxidants, kale is known to protect your body against several chronic diseases by destroying free radicals in the body.
  • It also reduces the cholesterol level in the body. As a result, it protects the heart from diseases.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Rich source of plant-based calcium and thus gives health to the bones.
  • It contains carotenoids that protect the eyes against several diseases.
  • It aids in weight loss because it is low in calories.

Why should you make kale salad more often?

The reasons are obvious! Kale salad is loaded with healthy ingredients. It is vegan and uses healthy vegetables like kale, avocadoes, and bell peppers. Moreover, the dressing is made from ingredients that are maximum offer flavors. This salad is not just vegan but is gluten-free and soy-free as well. For someone, who is looking for a healthy salad recipe that is tasteful as well, this vegan kale salad is the right choice.

chopped kale on cutting board

Ingredient Breakdown

Here is what you will need for this delicious salad.

  • Kale: Kale is readily available from all grocery stores or farmer’s markets. This leafy green has a crunchy texture and is loaded with health benefits. When buying kale, freshness should be your top priority. The leaves should be of a bright and fresh green color. Moreover, they should be firm to touch. Avoid buying kale whose leaves are withered, brown patches, or eaten. For this recipe, we will need leaves, so remove the thick stems.
  • Avocados: Avocados might not have a prominent taste, but they have a rich and creamy texture. Moreover, they are loaded with nutrients as well. Avocado will ensure the salad has a creamy element that binds everything together.
  • Cherry tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes are plump and bursting with flavor in your mouth. They also add color to this salad. If you don’t have cherry tomatoes, you can use regular tomatoes as well. Chop them finely.
  • Onion: Onion brings in a savory flavor and a crunch. Red onions are perfect for this salad recipe; however, you can go for white onions as well.
  • Bell pepper: I have used green and yellow bell pepper for this salad recipe. They add color to the salad and have a fruity flavor. You can dd red bell pepper as well.
  • Green onions: Green onions bring a crunch to the salad.
  • Garlic: Garlic is well-known for its string savory and deep flavor. You can also use garlic powder for this recipe.
  • Ginger: Ginger gives a complex and peppery flavor to the salad.
  • Lemon juice: A little acidity makes a salad complete. It adds flavor and balances everything. Furthermore, it will also keep the salad fresh. You can use lime juice for this recipe as well.
  • Sesame oil: Sesame oil is a great ingredient. It is not just healthy but also adds toasty, nutty, and rich flavor to this salad.
  • Coconut aminos: It is made from the raw sap of the coconut tree with added sea salt, it is raw and contains 17 aminos, and it looks like soy sauce and has a salty taste with a sweet aftertaste. It has less sodium than soy sauce and tamari. It’s soy-free and tastes just like soy sauce. It is excellent for those on a gluten-free, soy-free, or low sodium diet. You can use Braggs liquid aminos or soy sauce instead of coconut aminos as well.
  • Maple syrup: Maple syrup is a great ingredient that adds sweetness to anything without making it too overpowering.
  • Sesame seeds: A few sesame seeds on top of the salad are just the right garnish.
  • Salt: Salt balances out the sweetness and acidity just well.

 

kale salad in a white bowl on a wooden background

How To Prepare Kale Salad

  1. Wash the kale and let it dry. Cut the thick stems and finely chop the leaves. Place the leaves in a salad bowl.
  2. Add lemon juice, coconut aminos, sesame oil, maple syrup, minced garlic, grated ginger, green onions, and salt in a small bowl. Mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture over kale leaves, and using your hands, massage them until they wilt.
  4. Now add chopped avocado, and continue to massage until it gets creamy.
  5. Add diced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and onions and toss to combine everything.
  6. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and enjoy.

Other Vegan Kale Recipes

  1. Thai Kale Salad
  2. Kale Quinoa And Artichoke Salad
  3. White Bean And Kale Soup
  4. Air Fryer Kale Chips
  5. Vegan Kale Pesto

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Vegan Kale Salad in a white bowl

Vegan Kale Salad

Vegan kale salad is a crunchy, tasteful, and healthy salad that you can enjoy any time of the day! It is a great idea for lunch or a side dish with your main course.
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Kale Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 76kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh bunches of kale
  • 4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons Bragg liquid aminos or coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 medium red onion diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper sliced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Wash the kale and let it dry. Cut the thick stems and finely chop the leaves. Place the leaves in a salad bowl.
  • Add lemon juice, coconut aminos, sesame oil, maple syrup, minced garlic, grated ginger, green onions, and salt in a small bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture over kale leaves, and using your hands, massage them until they wilt
  • Now add chopped avocado, and continue to massage until it gets creamy.
  • Add diced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and onions and toss to combine everything.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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