Kale Salad with Sesame-Soy Dressing

Posted in: Kale


  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • About 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 12 ounces curly kale, stems removed and leaves cut into slender ribbons
  • 1/2 cup red onion cut into paper-thin slivers, rinsed and drained


  1. Toast sesame seeds in a frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape into a small bowl.

  2. Whisk garlic, 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast, the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and sesame oil in a large bowl. Add kale and red onion and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, toss again, and serve. Add more yeast if you like.