Asian Kale Salad with Grilled Steak

After a pretty indulgent weekend (Mark and I attended Savor CT this weekend – blog recaps to come), I knew dinner tonight needed to be on the simple side.  I did not want anything too heavy so I decided to prepare one of my “go to” recipes – a light but hearty Asian Kale Salad with Grilled Steak.

I don’t know about you, but there is nothing worse then waking up on Monday morning – knowing you have to run and having that “too full” feeling before you head out the door.  This dinner would be a good way to “get back on track” for the week ahead.

What’s great about this salad is that I can prep (aka massage) the salad in the early afternoon and let it “marinate” for a couple of hours.  Then all that needs to be done is to have Mark fire up and grill the steak.

What I also love about this salad is that it makes both Mark and I happy – I get a large and in-charge salad and Mark gets steak – it’s a great compromise and really isn’t that what marriage is all about :)

The version of the kale salad I made tonight is one that I have made numerous times and my methodology has gotten to the point where I can add “a little bit of this” and a “little bit of that” and it still comes out great.  I really love recipes like that.

Half Marathon Fuel
Asian Kale Salad With Grilled Steak
Print Recipe
This easy and healthy salad can be eaten all by itself or with some protein added to it.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Passive Time
2-4 hours
Prep Time
10 minutes
Passive Time
2-4 hours
Half Marathon Fuel
Asian Kale Salad With Grilled Steak
Print Recipe
This easy and healthy salad can be eaten all by itself or with some protein added to it.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Passive Time
2-4 hours
Prep Time
10 minutes
Passive Time
2-4 hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Take kale and destem each leaf. Once all the Kale is destemmed, tear the leaves into bite size pieces. Add to a large mixing bowl
    Asian Kale Salad
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Whisk together what will become the dressing and add to the kale
    Asian Kale Salad
  3. Massage the dressing and the kale together - really making sure that the dressing is rubbed and massaged along all its nooks and crannies. Add red onions.
    Asian Kale Salad
  4. Cover the salad and let it "marinate" for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
    Asian Kale Salad
  5. When ready, remove the salad from the refrigerator and adjust the seasonings if necessary
  6. Portion the kale salad into individual serving bowls. Top with remaining vegetables, sesame seeds and and steak (optional)
    Finished Product
Recipe Notes

Note - this makes a pretty large salad so feel free to divide this up for lunches throughout the week.

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7 Comments


  1. Not the biggest fan of kale, but the whole meal looks great and the dressing sounds yummy.

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    1. I admitt – Mark was not a fan of Kale when we first got it in our CSA BUT massaging it really gives it a new flavor and texture!

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  2. Mark

    Love this salad because of the awesome flavors and it has fruit (oranges) and sesame seeds!

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