Kale Salad with Banana-Ginger Dressing

Banana and kale usually find their way together in our morning green smoothies but today they are colliding in the salad bowl.  I used banana to make a bright green ginger cilantro dressing that is oil-free (which is a nice change from our usual go-to dressings that rely on olive oil).  The slight sweetness from the banana offsets the bitterness of kale and purple cabbage in this superfood salad.

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Yes I know, superfood is a totally overused term but I had no choice…look at all the goodness packed into this one bowl (I for one felt pretty good about myself after devouring it):

Cabbage & Kale – cruciferous vegetables that are rich in phytonutrients, are anti-inflammatory and have anti-cancer properties.

Carrots – High in Vitamin A and dietary fiber

Hemp Seeds – plant-based source of omega 3 and 6 and protein with 10g of protein in just 3 tbsp;

Banana High in potassium, vitamin B6, manganese and vitamin C and packed with antioxidants;

Ginger–  Anti-inflammatory and immune boosting spice that improves the absorption and stimulation of essential nutrients.

 

Kale Salad with Banana Ginger Dressing

by Two Green Peas

Prep Time: 15min

Keywords: salad vegan kale banana cilantro ginger

Ingredients (serves 2)

    for the salad

    • 2 cups shredded kale
    • 1 cup finely chopped purple cabbage (approx. 1/4 head)
    • 1/2 cup grated carrot (approx. 2 small carrots)
    • 3 tbsp hemp seeds

    for the dressing

    • 1/2 banana
    • 1/2 cup cilantro
    • 2 tbsp lime juice
    • 2 tbsp water
    • 1 tsp minced ginger
    • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup

    Instructions

    1. Finely chop kale and cabbage and grate carrots. Combine with hemp seeds in large bowl.

    2. Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a small blender (we use Magic Bullet) and blend until smooth.

    3. Combine salad and dressing, mix well and serve.

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    Until next time, xo Jessica

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