What's Cooking?

Marinated Kale Salad

This fresh, healthy salad is a favorite of VegNews’ staffers.

Though kale leaves can be a little rougher than your average roughage, it is certainly one of our favorites. There's nothing quite as satisfying as a huge salad when the clock strikes noon, and this recipe blends the perfect variety of textures and flavors. The secret is to marinate this salad for at least 10 minutes before serving to tenderize the kale and develop the flavors. Of course, feel free to throw in any of your other favorite veggies—the more the merrier!

What You Need:

  • 1 large bunch fresh kale, destemmed
  • 1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Tamari, Bragg's, or soy sauce

What You Do:

  1. Tear kale into small, bite-size pieces. In a bowl, toss all vegetables with kale.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flax seed oil, lemon juice, and tamari. Pour over vegetables and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
VegNews' co-founder Colleen Holland could eat this salad every single day. Follow Colleen on Facebook for more of her favorite healthy vegan foods!

More What's Cooking?

Vegan Holiday Biscotti

Dark-red cranberries and bright-green pistachios make for beautiful holiday biscotti.
Read More »

Pumpkin Patch Hummus

The official hummus of Halloween, this fall dip brings together pumpkin, garlic, and cinnamon.
Read More »

Mummy’s Favorite Pumpkin Soup

This spicy pumpkin soup will be a hit with everyone this Halloween.
Read More »

Spooky Eyeball Mini Cupcakes

Chloe Coscarelli's treats will be a graveyard smash this Halloween.
Read More »

Smoked Chickpea Burger

A sweet, tangy aioli sauce seals the deal with these perfect game-day burgers.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »