Chopped Kale Salad w/ Sesame Dressing

I never became a big fan of Kale until I had a chopped kale salad in Dallas.  It was so good, I went home and created my own version with a dressing flavored with sesame oil.  The key to making this salad perfect is to really chop up that kale!

Ingredients:

1 bunch Kale, chopped to make 6 cups (stems and tough center veins removed)
1/2 cup toasted cashews
1 orange, peeled and segmented
2 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Dressing:

1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp. honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated

Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.  To make dressing, put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Taste to see if salt is needed.  Pour dressing over salad in small amounts, making sure to not add too much.  Toss and serve.

SaladsEvan Wei-Haas