Thai Kale Salad with Sesame Tofu

Thai Kale Salad with Sesame Tofu

Serves 4
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Salad
Website Adapted from Minimalist Baker

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale (stems removed and chopped)
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 red pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 4 radishes (sliced)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup cashews (chopped)
  • 1 Block extra firm tofu (cut into cubes)
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds

Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1/2 Tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 Tsp sriracha (plus more for garnish if you like things spicy)
  • hot water

Note

This salad keeps well for a day or two, but keep the peanut sauce separate. You could replace any of the vegetables with some sliced cucumber or red onion. The peanut sauce would also be great as a dip for vegetables or spring rolls or drizzled over some grilled chicken.

Directions

1. Add kale leaves to a large bowl and drizzle with lime juice, olive oil, and maple syrup. Massage kale with fingers until leaves are slightly wilted and bright green (about 1-2 minutes).
2. Add kale leaves to a large bowl and drizzle with lime juice, olive oil, and maple syrup. Massage kale with fingers until leaves are slightly wilted and bright green (about 1-2 minutes).
3. Place tofu cubes in a large zip lock bag or bowl and toss with sesame seeds until evenly coated.
4. Place tofu cubes in a large zip lock bag or bowl and toss with sesame seeds until evenly coated.
5. Top kale with sliced peppers, radishes, tofu, carrots, and cashews. Drizzle with peanut sauce and serve.
6. Top kale with sliced peppers, radishes, tofu, carrots, and cashews. Drizzle with peanut sauce and serve.
Peanut Sauce
7. Combine all ingredients except hot water. Add hot water about 1 tbsp at a time until sauce is pourable. It took me about 1/4 cup of hot water.
8. Combine all ingredients except hot water. Add hot water about 1 tbsp at a time until sauce is pourable. It took me about 1/4 cup of hot water.