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Blanched Kale Salad with Sesame Dressing with Figs and Avocado
Blanched Kale Salad with Sesame Dressing, Figs, and Avocado
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
9 mins
Author: Julia
  • 1 head curly kale
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon liquid aminos*
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 8 dried figs chopped
  • ½ avocado peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup roasted cashews
  • 2 hardboiled eggs peeled and chopped
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  1. Rinse the kale leaves, remove the stems and give the leaves a rough chop.
  2. Place the leaves in a steamer on the stove and steam for 2 to 3 minutes, just until wilted, but still slightly crunchy. Immediately remove from heat and transfer to an ice bath until cold. Strain the leaves into a colander, pat dry, and set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, lemon juice, liquid aminos, maple syrup, and ginger with a fork until well combined.
  4. Add the kale and remaining ingredients to a serving bowl and pour the sesame dressing over it. Toss everything together and serve with sesame seeds on top.