Friday, June 21, 2013

Kale Slaw w/ Peanut Dressing

Just in time for summer is this fantastic cole slaw made w/ raw kale instead of cabbage.

You're welcome.

The peanut dressing is delicious.
This stuff is addictive.

The only thing I added were the green onions.

I am giving you the original recipe, however, I cut it in half, using only 1 bunch of kale and half the dressing, to serve 4 people. It makes a lot of slaw.

Kale Slaw w/ Peanut Dressing (adapted from The Kitchn): serves 8

2 large bunches dinosaur or lacinato kale, about 2 pounds, washed
2 red bell peppers, cleaned and cut into fine strips
1 large carrot, peeled
a bunch of scallions, sliced
1/2 cup roasted, salted peanuts, divided
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon packed light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

Fold each leaf of kale in half lengthwise and slice out the center rib. Discard ribs. Roll a stack of the leaves up and slice in half lengthwise, then crosswise into very fine ribbons. You will have 10 to 12 cups of finely chopped kale in the end.

Toss the kale with the sliced bell peppers. Slice the carrot very thin, either by creating curls with a peeler, or by running the halved carrot lengthwise down a mandoline. Toss with the kale, green onions, red pepper, and 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts.

In a chopper or small food processor, briefly puree the remaining 1/4 cup peanuts, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper flakes.

Pulse it just a few times; the peanuts should be partially pureed, but with some nibs and nubs still left in the dressing. (The texture difference between the whole peanuts, ground peanuts, and pureed peanuts in the sauce is one of the things that makes this slaw so wonderful.)

Toss the dressing with the slaw and let it sit for at least a few minutes before serving.



Lisa said...

Sounds really yummy and always good to find another use for kale.

Anonymous said...

Keep whipping up fabulous recipes with the most fashionable of vegetables (kale) and you will be, for sure, bikini ready for Jersey Shore fun this summer!!! Pix please, Ms. Snacks. ;o)

Erin said...

Yum!! I have been looking for a new kale recipe for this week's CSA bounty. This sounds like just the thing for dinner tonight!!

tasteofbeirut said...

yum! got to say i was turned off by kale after trying kale chips plus it is not sold here in Beirut but we grown chard and I have a bunch laying around to use; this would be a perfect recipe to try. thanks.

Bites from life with the barking lot said...

This looks so good! I like the idea of the green onions with the peanut dressing.

Joanne said...

Peanut dressing is always a pretty sure-fire way to lure me into slaw making. This sounds great!

Anonymous said...

tasteofbeirut, yours must be the only place the now-trendy kale has not shown up. It is absolutely everywhere here. Ubiquitous would be an understatement.

Had a really crummy kale salad at a local restaurant of good repute. Blah. Yours sounds very interesting - it must have a tasty dressing and other ingredients, not just kale. So I'll probably cut the recipe even smaller and make some for myself. I have gotten my husband to eat broccoli and other vegetables after a lifetime of being a vegetable-hater. Don't want to push my luck.

Thanks for all you do....


Jeff @ Cheeseburger said...

I love the peanut dressing in this kale slaw!