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Whole Earth Kale Salad Recipe

Whole Earth Kale Salad

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"This is an awesome way to use kale in a delicious salad."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Bring the brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium-low, place a cover on the saucepan, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes. Spread the rice onto a large platter and chill in refrigerator until cooled completely.
  2. Gently toss the cooled rice, diced tofu, tamari almonds, sesame seeds, chopped kale, red cabbage, shredded carrot, chopped flat-leaf parsley, and chopped dill together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk the lemon juice, tamari soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, and mustard together in a small bowl; season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the rice mixture; toss gently to coat evenly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2012

This recipe was definitely colorful and a nice change from the usual. I did omit the tofu and almonds and used dried dill and parsley instead of fresh (all to save some $). I also don't like kale or cabbage completely raw so I steamed each until just slightly softened. The dressing was a little salty from the soy sauce, but otherwise pretty good. Next time I might reduce the soy sauce and add some honey.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 09, 2014

I followed the recipe exactly and wanted to love this salad based on all the healthy, fresh ingredients and lovely colors. The salt from the soy sauce in the dressing was overpowering in my opinion and I didn't even add the salt to taste as directed. Maybe more rice to absorb the salty taste? Less soy sauce? I want to try this recipe again, but definitely need to adjust something.

Nov 10, 2013

I made this recipe for a party and left with an empty bowl and yummy compliments. I used black sesame seeds and a bit of fresh lime juice because I didn't have enough fresh lemon juice. Everyone loved the tamari almonds and finely cubed tofu! I used Russian kale, which has a relatively soft, flat leaf. I will make this salad again. Sorry no photo . . . empty bowl!

Jan 25, 2015

Good and Different enough that I will make again for variety sake. I prefer the kale with quinoa instead of rice as in a salad from this site. The cabbage kind of got in the way of the other flavors as well, maybe I added too much? Husband and teenage son had no such complaints and I really liked the dressing, so 5 stars it is. Thanks for submitting! Edit: I use tamari instead of soy sauce, always. Not as sharp or salty.

Sep 01, 2013

The best kale salad everrrrrr. Didn't use tofu and added a bit of extra olive oil in the dressing. The fresh herbs really do make a difference and the dill especially makes it really special. Have had lots of requests for this recipe and it will certainly be a regular from now on.

Jul 25, 2015

This recipe is awesome. I made it with local Kale from our CSA and the rest was organic ingredients from Whole Earth in Princeton. I made some minor tweaks to amounts and I baked the tofu cubes in 1Tbsp of Tamari & 1 tsp oil at 350 for 15 minutes. This makes a lot but I brought to an outdoor concert & everyone loved it... YUM!

Sep 01, 2014

I loved this, but definitely changed a fair number of things. I didn't add any tofu, couldn't find tamari almonds so i just used slivered almonds, and used sunflower seeds instead of sesame seeds, subbed sesame oil for olive oil, and added some honey to the sauce because it just seemed like it needed some sweetness to balance it out. Used quinoa instead of rice, and should have made more, my bunch of kale must have been enormous! Overall, excellent though, and easy to alter.


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  • Calories
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 11.5 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 770 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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