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Asian Kale & Herb Salad

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time30 minsTotal Time30 mins

The popular power green, kale, meets a blend of delicate yet flavorful herbs, with a touch of pungent fresh ginger, dressed with a fragrant sesame vinaigrette.

Asian Kale Chicken Salad

Sesame Dressing
 1 cup seasoned rice vinegar
 1 cup sesame oil
 1 tbsp granulated sugar
 1 tbsp soy sauce
 1 tsp table salt
 ½ tsp chili oil
 ¼ tsp xanthan gum
Kale Salad
 seasonal kalechopped
 smoked chicken breastsmall dice
 carrotjulienne
 Armenian or English cucumberjulienne
 red onionsmall dice
 fresh mintrough chop
 fresh basilrough chop
 fresh cilantrorough chop
 fresh gingerminced
 sesame seedsblack and white blend
Sesame Dressing
1

Gather all of ingredients for the dressing, measure and combine.
Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth and emulsified.
Cover and chill for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Kale Salad
2

While the dressing is holding in the refrigerator, gather all of your prepared salad ingredients. When it comes to salads, proportions are at the discretion of the cook and season. Always start with a larger base of kale, then add lesser amounts of the cucumber, carrots and chicken. To that even lesser amounts of the herbs. When adding the ginger, add just a touch, due to its power in flavor. Finally add a dusting of the sesame seeds. Toss everything together in a large bowl.

Serving
3

Just before serving, add desired amount of dressing and toss. Plate and serve immediately for your guests.

Notes
4

Depending on availability and seasonality, this recipe can be modified to your liking. The greens are easily adjustable to what you have on hand, but I would suggest that you utilize at least a couple types of fresh herbs, to enhance and maintain the brightness of this preparation. The protein component can easily be switched to another, such as pork. Also, the Sesame Vinaigrette can be used to serve alongside springs rolls as a dipping sauce.

Culinarily Yours,

Chef Cal

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 oz

Servings 0