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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