Asian Kale Slaw

Asian Kale Slaw

Home is a fun place to be. Especially after returning from vacation. The first weekend back we were eager to tackle projects we had been mulling over while away. Jack has been busy in his workshop building beautiful table and chair sets for grand kids. Don’t you love how he stained them in 2 shades? They are really going to POP when he puts the final finish on them.


I harvested our kohlrabi and made pickles (recipe coming on a future post)


and stocked up on Maple Nut Granola and the salad dressings we use on a daily basis; Vegan Peppercorn Ranch Dressing and Honey Balsamic Dressing.

Our weekend wasn’t all work and no play though. Dinner outdoors, together with good friends on a cool summer evening made for a sweet respite from our projects. Besides, Jack wanted ribs and we needed help eating them! Salmon was also on the menu along with roasted rosemary red potatoes, a delicious fruit salad and flakey gluten-free biscuits, both contributed by our friends. Together we made a beautiful summer meal! To round out the menu I served this salad with kale, fresh from the garden.

Here’s the recipe:

Asian Kale Slaw (serves 6-8)

3 cups thinly sliced kale leaves with ribs removed (preferably the dinosaur kale with smoother leaves)

4 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage

1 carrot, sliced julienne or grated

1 red pepper, sliced thin

1/4 red onion, sliced thin

toasted sesame seeds or toasted sliced almonds


2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

2 tablespoons light olive oil

2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger

2 teaspoons hot Chinese mustard

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

salt and pepper to taste


In a large bowl combine kale, cabbage,carrots, peppers and onion. In a separate bowl whisk together all dressing ingredients. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat evenly. Refrigerate 10-20 minutes before serving to allow flavors to blend. Before serving toss again and top with toasted sesame seeds or toasted almonds.

Unlike other leftover salad greens that are dressed, this recipe is juicy, crunchy and full of flavor the following day!

And there you have it.

Thanks for stopping by,


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2 Comments on “Asian Kale Slaw”

  1. Loved the kids table and the 2 shades of stain! Which of the grandkids are going to receive this awesome table set?

    1. These are the 4th and 5th sets he’s made. The others had painted table and chair tops with stained legs. Gideon (Jake and Cath’s little guy)is the only grand who doesn’t own one yet. One set is for him and the other set is for us. I finally convinced Jack to make one for us. He’s a perfectionist when it comes to woodworking! He designed the set. Gotta love the tapered legs.

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