CSA Food Box #12: Cold Kale Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing Recipe

We get greens every single week.  So this week, it was time to find another creative way to ingest more greens.  I googled, “Creative Kale Recipe” and an interesting one came up from a blog that tried to recreate a dish from M Cafe in Beverly Hills.  Folks started commenting on the blog post that they love this signature dish from M Cafe.  So I then looked for the actual recipe and found a video online about how to make it as well as the restaurant recipe from M Cafe.  This is a very interesting, delicious, and unique greens recipe!

CSA Food Box Ingredient: Red Russian Kale or just Kale

Kale with Spicy Peanut Dressing  Recipe from M Cafe

Link for recipe

Red Onions

Spicy Peanut Dressing (see not below about quantity of ingredients)
3 Cups Peanut Butter
9 tbsp Just like honey
3/4 Cup Soy Sauce
3/4 Cup Brown Rice Vinegar
3 tsp Minced garlic
2 tbsp Ginger
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Salt
9 floz Hot Water


Blanch the Kale (could make a few bunches of greens)
Remove the Kale from the stems.
Add a pinch of Salt to a pot of boiling water, then blanch the Kale.
Remove the Kale from the boiling water and shock it in a container of ice water.
Finally, squeeze the excess water out of the cooled Kale.

Spicy Peanut Dressing
Place all dressing ingredients into a blender and blend it until it comes to a smooth consistency.

Drizzle the dressing on top of the Kale and mix the two together.  Garnish with chopped red onions and chopped peanuts.

* You could cut this recipe to about an 1/8 of the ingredient proportions and have enough for one bunch of kale! It makes a lot of dressing!

* I cut the recipe to 1/3 and it still made a ton of dressing. You can then refrigerate it and use it as a chicken marinade or as a dipping sauce.

3 comments… add one
  • I can totally confirm how tasty this dish is , such a taste treat I almost forgot I was eating Kale. Enough said….you should try it!

  • I know Al, we should have some kale with our dressing!

  • JoAnne Link

    Thank you SO much for snatching the EXACT recipe off the web, as the original website is gone now!

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