Crispy Kale Salad with Lime Dressing

Crispy Kale Salad With Lime Dressing Recipe

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This recipe uses kale two the crispy topping for the salad, and as part of the greens in the salad.


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20 Min
30 Min


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    palm sugar or light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    fish sauce
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/2
    red thai chile or red jalapeno, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 24 small
    tuscan kale leaves or other kale torn into 5" long pieces
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • ·
    kosher salt
  • ·
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 c
    mixed tender herbs, loosely packed (such as cilantro, basil, and mint)
  • 3 c
    mixed shaved vegetables (such as carrots, beets, and radishes)
  • 2 c
    watercress or baby arugula
  • 2 c
    thinly sliced stemmed tuscan kale leaves
  • 1 c
    cucumber, thinly sliced

How to Make Crispy Kale Salad with Lime Dressing


  1. Microwave sugar and 2 tablespoons water on high in a medium microwave-safe bowl until the sugar is dissolved, about 30 seconds. Let cool. Whisk in the next 4 ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.
  2. Arrange racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 250°. Brush the tops o the kale leaves with oil;p season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on 2 large baking sheets. Bake, rotating sheets top to bottom halfway through, until kale is crisp, about 30 minutes. Transfer leaves from the baking sheets to a wire rack; let cool.
  3. Mix herbs and the remaining 4 ingredients with 6 tablespoons dressing in a large bowl; Divide salad among plates; top with crispy kale leaves and drizzle the remaining dressing over the top.

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About Crispy Kale Salad with Lime Dressing

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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