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Asian Kale Salad with Edamame and Crunchy Chow Mein
and peanut dressing / Asian pears / celery

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This salad was last featured in 2021. Layers of texture and flavor are highlighted by a bed of greens and a creamy peanut dressing.



Peanut Dressing:
  • Ginger, fresh - 1 tsp , grated
  • Peanut butter - 1/4 cup (creamy preferred, but crunchy will work)
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 3 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 2 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Sriracha - 1 Tbsp , more or less to taste
  • Lime juice - 1 Tbsp
Asian Kale Salad with Edamame:
  • Edamame, shelled - 1 cup
  • Celery - 4 stalks , thinly sliced
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Asian pears - 1 , julienned or sliced (sub any type of pears)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Peanuts - 3/4 cup
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Crunchy Chow Mein Noodles - 1 cup (find these in the international aisle or sub extra peanuts or some cashews)
  • Baby kale - 8 oz (sub baby spinach)


  1. Make dressing - Grate ginger. Soften peanut butter in the microwave for ~30 seconds. Mix with ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, cooking oil (portion for dressing), Sriracha (or other hot sauce), and lime juice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Edamame - If frozen, defrost in the microwave. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  3. Celery / Green onions / Asian pears - Prep as directed.

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  1. Heat a skillet with oil (portion for salad) over medium heat. Add peanuts and stir to coat in oil. Sprinkle the tops of the peanuts with chili powder and coriander. Cook, stirring constantly, until peanuts are golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes more. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.

  2. Add edamame, celery, Asian pears, and crispy chow mein noodles to kale. Toss salad and divide among serving plates. Top with peanuts and green onions and drizzle dressing over top. Enjoy!



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