cashew crunch kale salad

Cashew Crunch Salad With Sesame Dressing

This Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing is a kale-based salad with a creamy sesame dressing. Cashew kale salad has almost an Asian flavor profile with sesame, pepper, scallions, and sesame seeds.

Prep: 20Cook: 10Total: 30 minutes
Yield 8 servings 1x



  • 2 large bunches lacinato kale
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 red pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 cup roasted and salted cashews, chopped
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds


  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Wash and dry kale. Chop leaves off stems and then chop kale into small pieces. Once all of the kale has been chopped, add 1 tsp salt to kale and massage well to break it down. Set aside.
  2. Make dressing by whisking together all of the dressing ingredients in order as listed. Set aside.
  3. To kale mixture, add sliced onion, red pepper, carrots, and scallions. Then add in avocado, cashews, and sesame seeds.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and toss until well combined. Top with more cashew pieces and sesame seeds if desired.
Author: ErinCategory: salad, dinner, gluten-free, healthy, summerCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free