Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame - Slender Kitchen

Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame

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Healthy Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame will make anyone a kale lover! Packed with good-for-you ingredients it's a vegetarian salad that leaves you full and satisfied.

Although it may be a complete cliche since it's January, I have been eating a ton of kale salads this month. Part of the reason I love kale salads so much is that they keep in the fridge so much better than a traditional salad. Sometimes they even get better in my opinion. Mostly I have been enjoying these salads for lunch since I can just pull them out of the fridge and be eating in less than five minutes. I generally have no patience around lunch time because I wait until I am starving to finally head towards the kitchen, so meals that are ready are critical.

My general philosophy when it comes to salads in general is to create them using whatever veggies, grains, and proteins I have on hand that week. This week I had some farro I had prepped over the weekend and a bag of frozen edamame I wanted to finish. Using the edamame for inspiration, I whipped up a quick sesame Asian dressing and then threw in some carrots and apples for crunch and sweetness. You could also throw in some purple cabbage - it would be delicious and add another crunchy element. Most days this week I have enjoyed it plain but it's also yummy with sliced chicken, broiled tofu, or shrimp.

Looking for more kale salad recipes? Check out this Southwestern Kale, Quinoa, and Sweet Potato Salad, Salmon, Sweet Potato, and Avocado Kale Salad, Kale Caesar Quinoa Bowl, Maple Dijon Kale Salad with Apples and Cashews, or Shredded Kale and Plum Salad.

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Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame

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  • 1 U bunch kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 2.5 tbsp. sesame oil, divided
  • 1.5 cups cooked farro
  • 1 U apple, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce (GF if needed)
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup (or honey, agave)
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, minced

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270
Calories from Fat 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 260mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 9g
Protein 10g


  1. Start by massaging the kale with half of the sesame oil for 2-3 minutes until it begins to soften and wilt.
  2. Make the dressing by whisking the remaining sesame oil with the rice vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup, and ginger.
  3. Toss the kale with the farro, apple, edamame, carrots, green onions, and dressing. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
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Asian Kale Salad with Farro, Apples, and Edamame
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