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Vegan Cheesy Kale Salad


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MBA/MPH
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish, Salad
  • Method: No-bake, blender
  • Cuisine: vegan, dairy-free

Description

This Vegan Cheesy Kale Salad recipe is so perfect for a main or side dish! It’s easy and made using real food ingredients.


Ingredients

  • 2 bunches curly kale, washed and destemmed
  • 3/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 1 1-inch piece of ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon no-salt seasoning
  • 1 cup coconut vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 23 tablespoons of water, if necessary to blend
  • 810 scallions, chopped into bite-sized pieces

Instructions

  1. Put kale leaves in a large bowl. Make dressing by processing hemp seeds, nutritional yeast, onion, garlic, dates, ginger, no-salt seasoning, coconut vinegar and turmeric in a high-speed blender. Add water if necessary to blend. Taste for flavor and add additional dates if you prefer.
  2. Pour dressing over the kale leaves and use some clean, kitchen scissors to chop the leaves. Use a large serving spoon to stir the dressing into the leaves. Marinate for at least two hours.
  3. Before serving, stir in chopped scallions.
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