Asian-Inspired Kale Salad

I can’t eat the same food everyday – whether it’s basic Indian food or pizza or salads or pasta or whatever it might be. I enjoy eating a different breakfast/lunch/dinner everyday rather than a routine meal. At one point, I had become lazy and was making the same old kale salad every second day, so I created this recipe for an asian-inspired kale salad.

The dressing’s sesame seeds add texture and the ginger adds zing. Of course, both the sesame and ginger have health benefits; sesame seeds are rich in calcium and iron. Ginger aids in digestion and is an excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. I use sesame oil by Conscious Food, a great company that specializes in organic oils and spices. They sell at Nature’s Basket and other retailers, as well as via home delivery in Mumbai.


Asian-Inspired Kale Salad
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
  • 5-6 stalks of kale, finely chopped
  • ⅓ red pepper, sliced thin
  • ⅓ yellow pepper, sliced thin
  • ⅓ green pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • ½-1 tsp ginger, per your taste
  • A pinch of salt
  1. Whisk all the ingredients for the dressing together. Toss the kale, peppers and carrot with the dressing.


This salad goes perfectly with my tofu and veggie stir fry or zucchini pad thai noodles – try ’em out for a healthy spin on an Asian meal!

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