Asian Kale Salad

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Are you a fan of Chinese Chicken Salad?  Well, you are reading the right recipe! If you aren’t, that’s okay. Try it out anyways; you might be pleasantly surprised. Thanks to a co-worker, T.W.O. was introduced to Lacinato kale. It is also known as Tuscan kale, Tuscan cabbage, or Italian kale.  It is lightly a little sweeter and more delicate than your traditional curly kale.  The smooth leaves combined with the rice noodles, crunchy almonds and the mandarin oranges makes this salad a perfect meal!

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Ingredients

– 1 bunch Lacinato Kale
– 1 cup mandarin oranges
– 2 cups thin rice noodles
– 1 cup carrots, shredded
– ½ cup roasted almonds, chopped
– Lemon Vinaigrette dressing (Recipe HERE)
– ¼ cup Rice Vinegar

Bring pot of water to a bowl.  Once it reaches to a boil, remove from heat and add your rice noodles.  Cover and let it sit for 10 minutes.  Once the noodles are done, drain and add rice vinegar.  Set aside.

Chop the kale and put in a big bowl.  Add your rice noodles, mandarin oranges, carrots and almonds.  Toss in the lemon vinaigrette dressing. Plate and serve!  Feel free to add chicken or any other protein to make it a meal!

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Cheers to another healthy meal!

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