Colorful Chopped Asian Kale Salad

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Delicious salads are refreshing and seasonal as we head into spring and summer. During the winter I find that foods that are warmer are more appealing, but as the temperature rises, I begin to crave cooler and crispier foods. I’m always trying to find new ways to jazz up my classic dishes, and this kale salad certainly did that. I love the Asian-inspired dressing on this salad and it’s easy to make, so give it a try! Just don’t forget to massage the kale leaves for best taste!

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  • 4 kale (Tuscan cabbage) leaves
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 mandarin orange
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1/4 wedge purple cabbage
  • 1/2 carrot, shredded
  • 1 tbsp shaved almonds
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lime juice


  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Remove leaves from stems (save stems for a juice!), chop into small pieces, shred the carrots, ribbon cabbage, chop cucumber, peel and divide orange, and halve tomatoes.
  3. In a salad bowl, combine all salad ingredients.
  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together salad dressing ingredients.
  5. Using your hands, massage in the dressing to the salad.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories280
  • Fat15g
  • Saturated Fat2g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium170mg
  • Carbohydrates34g
  • Fiber9g
  • Sugars14g
  • Protein 9g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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