Spicy Southern Style Kale Salad

A spicy, and slightly creamy kale recipe with sun-dried tomatoes and red onion. Make it even creamier by mashing the avocado into the dressing. I often bring this to pot-lucks and family gatherings. Now my non-vegan family requests that I make this. It is a real crowd pleaser. Many folks have told me they’ve had the same experience sharing this dish with their friends and families.

I find kale has a way of jumping out of the bowl when I am tossing it with the dressing. I use a VERY large bowl. You can find one at IKEA.

Spicy Southern Style Kale Salad
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This recipe is often requested by my meat eating family members. It's a crowd pleaser!
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Raw Food
Serves: 4-6 Servings
  • 2 TBL Nama Shoyu or Soy Sauce
  • 2 TBL Coconut Nectar or Mirin
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 3 TBL olive oil
  • ⅓ cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 TBL Dulse Flakes
  • 1 TBL Italian Seasoning
  • ½ - 1 tsp Chipotle Chili powder (more or less to taste)
  • 1 Bunch Kale torn into bite sized pieces
  • ½ small red onion sliced very thin
  • ⅓ cup diced sun-dried tomatoes, soaked for ½ hour in water and then drained
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  1. Mix the dressing ingredients in a very large bowl
  2. Add the salad ingredients to the bowl
  3. Toss to mix well

This recipe is part of my #50shadesofvegankalechallenge

What is your favorite kale salad?

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10 Comments on “Spicy Southern Style Kale Salad

Lucia Maartmann-Moe
09/07/2020 at 2:46 pm

Is it ok to use Braggs Amino instead of soy sauce?

Lucia Maartmann-Moe
09/07/2020 at 2:45 pm

Made it for lunch and it was delicious. Is it ok to use Braggs Amino instead of soy sauce?

01/19/2019 at 2:06 pm

What can I use instead of the soy?

Ama Opare
01/19/2019 at 3:26 pm

Deanna you can use coconut aminos.


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Nita Mason
09/20/2015 at 5:01 pm

I regularly share this dish at non-vegan gatherings with rave reviews. People who don’t know me will come up to me much later saying that I’m the lady who made that fabulous Spicy Kale dish. All the credit goes to you Ama! I am in Maui, Hawaii right now getting ready to make it so we can take it to the beach; thanks to your mobile recipe website. God is so good!!

Ama Opare
09/21/2015 at 12:33 pm

Hawaii! Boy you and my Spicy Kale salad do get around! Have a great time and travel safe.

11/27/2014 at 9:19 pm

I made this for a Thanksgiving dish today and it was fabulous! A big hit!

Ama Opare
11/27/2014 at 10:00 pm

So glad to hear that zeenadash. It is a favorite of my non-vegan family too. It is often requested at family gatherings.

Shan Mines
10/02/2014 at 12:58 pm

I prepared this salad and it was delicious!!!!


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