Can I get that recipe?

Kale, Carrot & Walnut Salad ala Vampiregran

Those of you who know me personally know where I work.  You also know that the deli there is pretty popular.  We sell a lot of salads, especially when the weather warms up and everyone is dashing off to the nearby park for an impromptu picnic.  The kale salad is probably the most popular salad going these days or at least a close second.  The Mac n Cheese salad may have to step down as the favorite as the kale serges ahead.

My version of the kale salad is a bit more spicy than what we sell at work.  I always like to ramp up the spices, ya’ know, give it some kick and pizzazz!  So, without further ado, here is “that recipe”.

Kale, Carrot & Walnut Salad


1 large bunch dark green curly kale

4 large carrots, peeled and grated

½ cup chopped walnuts


¼ cup Veganaise*

1 tablespoon tamari

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

¼ teaspoon cayenne

½ teaspoon ground cumin

1 medium clove garlic, minced


Remove stems from kale.  Slice kale into thin ribbons.  In a large bowl, combine kale, grated carrots, and walnuts.

In a smaller bowl combine remaining ingredients.  Whisk until smooth.  Pour over kale mixture and toss to coat.

This salad holds well for up to three days in the refrigerator.

* Veganaise is a vegan mayonnaise.  You could substitute regular mayonnaise, if you prefer.


10 Responses to “Can I get that recipe?”

  1. April 1, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Wow! This salad really turned out delicious! I hope you’re planting plenty of kale in the garden. I look forward to seeing a lot of this salad during the spring and summer months. Yummy!

  2. April 10, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Well, my friend, you’ve done it again! Three days ago, I was looking up sources of non-dairy calcium. Kale was listed and I thought, “I wonder which leafy green that one is?” I went to the store, saw it, and thought, “Uh-uh… NO WAY!” I had no idea how to prepare anything that looked that … structures. (smile)

    And then I visit here today, and you have this wonderful post! Thank you, Patty!

    Love to you and Katie!

  3. April 10, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Hey, Megan, can you say Law of Attraction? Of course I would blog and share a recipe on how to prepare kale. Try it. It is so easy and super yum-tastic! Great to hear from you.

    Love ya!


  4. April 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Okay, I’m eating this delicious salad right now! I made a smaller portion and used almonds instead of walnuts, but my GOSH, this salad ROCKS!

    I’m a new fan of kale and all things tamari! 🙂

  5. April 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Awesome! I’m super glad you made this recipe. It is my favorite way to get my kale on. Almonds sound good. I used walnuts because it’s all I had in the house. At the deli they use sunflower seeds. It’s all good.

    Keep on eating that green stuff, Joy Girl!

  6. April 26, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Definitely trying this! I just put tamari and kale on my grocery list. 🙂

  7. 8 Trish
    September 23, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Was wondering what to do with the kale I got from my CSA bag so I made this for lunch! Super tasty. My new favorite way to eat kale 🙂

    • September 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm

      So happy you made this recipe and enjoyed it. It’s my favorite way to enjoy kale, but it is also wonderful in a white bean soup or just stir fryed in a little olive oil with kosher salt and cracked pepper. Thanks for the comment and for visiting my blog.

  8. February 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I’m still learning from you, but I’m making my
    way to the top as well. I certainly love reading all that is posted on your site.
    Keep the information coming. I enjoyed it!

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