Daily Recipe: Kale and Fresh Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
We just got in curly kale and fresh bunches of mint (our produce cooler smells a little bit like heaven.) We knew there had to be some sort of wonderful recipe combining these two ingredients, and it didn’t take us long to find one that sounded delicious.
Not only does the mint smell great, it’s relatively easy to grow. This herb, under the right conditions, is known to be one of the easiest plants to tend. It’s normally listed as needing full sun, but in scorching-hot Texas, it’s better with a half day of shade.
Mint is a perennial plant, so if you do decide to adventure into growing a herb garden, you can cut it back in the winter and the new plant will emerge as soon as the temperatures warm up.
If gardening isn’t your thing, we’ve got you covered. Pick up a bunch of mint today and get cooking!
We were intrigued by the spicy peanut dressing and think this would make a great salad for your next potluck. Happy eating.
Kale and Fresh Mint Salad With Spicy Peanut Dressing
- 1 bunch kale, stems removed, chopped very small
- 1 cup fresh mint, minced
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 3 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 4 Tbsp warm water
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp molasses or brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp fresh garlic, minced
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp red chili flakes
Toss the chopped kale, chopped mint and walnuts together.
Put the peanut butter, warm water, garlic, vinegar, molasses, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and red chili flakes into a blender or food processor and blend until everything is smooth.
Toss the dressing with the salad. Add a small amount at a time, dress to taste.