Sesame Kale Salad

Happy Saturday! Two things on the agenda today – A kale salad recipe AND the winner of the Blue Ridge Marathon Giveaway is announced!

First up, the recipe: When it comes to recipes and food prep, the simpler the recipe and the shorter the ingredient list, the better – in my opinion. When I view recipes with long ingredient lists I am immediately turned off. This kale salad recipe is super simple, quick, and lasts for days – a triple win! For a while I was buying the Harvest Sensations Sesame Kale Salad Mix. It was already prepped and with a little mixing, ready to go. However, I had some experiences where the bag would already be going bad, despite not being passed the “Use By” Date. Also, those premade mixes are expensive, so I started making my own – which I much prefer.

HarvestSensationsKaleSalad{The Bagged Stuff – Good…but not GREAT}


  • 6-8 cups kale, (fresh) destemmed and chopped
  • 4-5 carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 1/8 – 1/4 of a purple cabbage, cut into small strips


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1-2 T. sesame oil
  • 1-2 T. white sesame seeds


  • Mix – aka MASSAGE. This is kale and it is tough, so soften it up!
  • Let sit several hours (in the fridge), and enjoy.


Kale is not your usual salad green and stands up to “marinating” very well. Make a large batch and have it for a few days straight as it won’t wilt. The flavors actually get better overtime! I tend to make a batch twice a week and eat it daily w/fish.

Slightly funny story: I passed this recipe along to a friend one day when he asked what he should make that night. The verdict I got back… “It tastes super healthy”. That left me wondering….so, it was good? Fortunately, he said he did enjoy it! See…healthy can be TASTY! 🙂

Kale_Salad_Lunch{Travels well, too!}

Now for the winner: Using…congratulations to… Jon! You have won entry into your choice of the Blue Ridge Marathon or Half-Marathon in April.

BRM Winner

Check your e-mail about details…and I will see you in Roanoke!! Didn’t win this time? Follow the #runblueridge hashtag on Twitter for another chance to win from one of the other Official Bloggers next week! 🙂

Have a GREAT weekend.



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