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Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

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Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved. 

Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad 

WHO: dymnyno is a vintner and winery cook in California. 

WHAT: This salad has it all: sturdy greens that won't wilt, and a spicy peanut dressing that'll steal the show. 

HOW: Chop kale, mix dressing, and toss. 

WHY WE LOVE IT: Sure, we've seen kale salads in countless iterations, but this spicy, peanutty dressing lets us see the green through a different lens. Plus, the salad will hold up well in the fridge, making it a great dish for summer entertaining. 

Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing by dymnyno

Serves 2-4

Lacinato Kale and Fresh Mint Salad

1 bunch (large) lacinato kale, chopped very small, almost minced
1 cup fresh mint, minced
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Spicy Peanut Dressing

3 tablespoons smooth natural peanut butter
3 tablespoons warm water
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon dried red chili flakes

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photo by James Ransom

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9 months ago Tishahk

Sounds great - once minced, how many cups of kale should you have?

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over 1 year ago Sadassa_Ulna

A friend made/brought this to our July Fourth celebration: delicious!

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over 1 year ago Deborah Reid

I loved the flavours and textures in this salad.
The dressing was too acidic for my palate so I added 6 tablespoons of olive oil.
The yield for me was closer to servings for 4 to 6.

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over 1 year ago rbnyc

Made this as part of dinner last night. Delicious. We had grilled mahi-mahi with some shiitake mushrooms and a quinoa/wild rice grain mix. The sauce was so good we spooned it over the fish too.

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over 1 year ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Congratulations Mary! This looks so delicious!

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over 1 year ago EmilyC

Congrats! I'll be making this soon!

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over 1 year ago Kitchen Butterfly

Congratulations too!!

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over 1 year ago Kitchen Butterfly

Sounds Delicious especially for mint lovers!

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over 1 year ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yum! Congratulations, Mary!

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over 1 year ago LucyLovesToCook

This looks so good, I could eat this right now, I can't get enough of peanut butter at the moment.

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over 1 year ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Yay!!!! Congrats Mare on your Wildcard win today !!! This salad looks absolutely amazing and perfect for me. Love !!!!