Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sesame Ginger Kale Salad






A few large stems were left on my plant and as you know I do not waste anything. The Spicy Baked Kale Chips I made a few days ago were gone. What else could I make?

This recipe came to me by accident. I get emails from bloggers and a recipe for Bacon Strawberry Mint Jam caught my eye. I pinned the jam and the blogger noted where the recipe was originally found. I explored the blog and HERE is the salad.  Exactly what I wanted  to make!

I adapted a few of the  ingredients. I subbed honey for the agave nectar. I also had a bag of Craisin trail mix. No need for the cashews and raisins. The trail mix had plenty of goodies which worked for this salad.

Ingredients:

2  bunches of kale, tough stems removed and roughly chopped, about 10 cups
1 tablespoon sesame oil (I used toasted sesame oil)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon mirin
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1 bunch green onions, chopped, green and pale green parts only
Craisin Trail Mix- add to taste

directions:

Place chopped kale in a large glass or plastic  bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients(except onion.ginger & trail mix) in a measuring cup. Mix well and drizzle over kale, tossing well to combine. 

 Add green onion, ginger to the kale and  combine. Place uncovered into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (and up to 3 hours) to let the kale soften.

Add the trail mix before serving.

Note: I will be planting more kale in the fall! This is absolutely delicious. 

Featured 5/5/2016 on My two favorite things


26 comments:

  1. This sounds so yummy. I never buy Kale, but seeing this, makes me want to try. You sure find ways to use up everything. I am not as good as you, some of my leftovers do not get saved. I can see you will be planting lots of kale again in the fall. Very good for you and gives you lots of great recipes.

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    1. Myra- I hope to plant different types of kale when we get back in the fall. Love going out to the garden and picking it and then having something fresh.

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  2. You're really gonna miss your garden and all those fresh picked goodies. That salad looks so nice and fresh. Great idea using the trail mix-everything in there and more! You certainly did find a variety of recipes to use the bounty of kale you got. That's awesome! Now that you know how well it did, you can start gathering new recipes for your next crop huh? :)

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    1. This one is a keeper! I know I'll be making it again.

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  3. Looks very good. I had to look up what mirin was.Never heard of it til now. I hope our stores have it.

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    1. Walmart doesn't. I found it in Publix. Do you have an Asian Market near you?

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  4. I love sesame seeds in a salad. The addition of the ginger to the kale sounds delicious. I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing at #OverTheMoon!

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    1. I had to add it. Know it was last minute and late but it is SO good!

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  5. I love salads and thanks for sharing this recipe at Cooking & Crafting with J&J. :)

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  6. This sounds so tasty!

    I would LOVE for you to share this with my Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  7. I made this salad using arugula as I didn't have kale. It was delicious! Thank you so much for linking at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and get a chance to be featured!
    Pinned and shared.

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    1. I LOVE this recipe and so happy you do also!

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  8. I love kale salads, this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  9. Delicious salad, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. Pinning.

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  10. I'm trying to get up courage to actually try kale. LOL! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Over the Moon Link Party.

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    1. Sandy, there are so many types of kale. If you don't like one don't think you won't like another type.
      http://www.thekitchn.com/curly-leafed-and-kale-ingredient-spotlight-166603


      This recipe is fantastic. The kale from my garden is different for the package stuff I get in the store. My garden kale "soften" up in the 3 hours as what the recipe stated. The package stuff took longer.

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  11. Hi Linda - This is a gorgeous salad. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real party.

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  12. Your salad was the Most viewed last week...and I can see why!! Yum!! You will be featured! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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  13. This looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it on the party! #HomeMattersParty

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