Garlic Kale Salad with Almond Butter Dressing

Garlic Kale Salad with Almond Butter Dressing

Garlic Kale Salad with Almond Butter Dressing

Garlic Kale Salad with Almond Butter Dressing

Garlic Kale Salad with Almond Butter Dressing

Do you crave sweets all the time? Well, this salad is so delicious with this dressing, that I am always full and not craving any sweets afterwards. Now, Im not making any promises, but I encourage you to try it. This salad is also packed with goodness and protein.

Since it isΒ Thanksgiving this week, this would make a wonderful nutritious salad to serve with your meal.Β Its certainly one that wont leave you filling bloated and in a coma afterwards, haha! It literally just takes minutes to whip up too.We eat it all the time though, regardless of the holidays.

I looove makinghomemade nut butters. I make pecan butter andalmond butterweekly and use them in dressings. I always roast the nuts first because they are more flavorful and become sweeter, which works really well in a dressing. Also, roasting them brings out the oils and makes processing them easier.

This dressing….oh man….this dressing. Thisalmond butter dressingis where its at. It is delicious just off of a spoon, but drizzled over this salad, its incredible. Its slightly sweet, which balances out the lemon juice, and slightly spicy from the pepper and garlic. A friend asked me on Facebook for some oil-free dressings that I make, so I just had to share this one. This is one that my hubby and I absolutely love. It is lick-the-bottom-of-the-bowl good! It is healthy and you wont miss the oil, I promise. However, if you dont like almond butter, nevermind. We happen tolovealmond butter.

The reason I used almonds so much is beause its pretty much the only nut my husband can tolerate without side effects….plus its super delish.

I cant wait to hear what you think of thisGarlic Kale Salad with Almond Butter Dressing! Leave feedback below after you make it and you can also tag me [email protected] dont forget to use my tagthevegan8, so it saves to my page and I dont miss it!

An incredibly easy and delicious salad that is very nutritious and high in protein. This dressing is lick-the-bowl delicious!

5 oz package of baby kale (spinach will work if you dont like kale)

1 can organic white northern beans, drained and rinsed

1 heaping cup baby carrots, shredded or grated (160 g, 5.6 oz)

Garlic Lemon Pepper Almond Butter Dressing

3 tablespoons roasted creamy almond butter (Makes 1/2 cup)

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4-1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, to desired taste (I used just under 1/2 teaspoon)

In a large bowl, add all of the prepared salad ingredients and toss well.

In a cup, add the dressing ingredients and whisk well with a fork. Taste and add any more salt if desired. Drizzle over salad.

I make my own almond butter by simply roasting 2 cups of whole raw almonds on a sheet pan at 300 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. Process them in a food processor for about 5 minutes, scraping the sides as needed during the process. It will seem like it is just going to stay a flour, but trust me, after a few minutes it will start to come together. Once it starts to turn into butter, let it go until it becomes super creamy. Dont stop too soon or it wont become silky smooth. It becomes slightly sweet when you roast the almonds.

I love kale salad, and I really love your salad dressing. This will definitely be something I will want to eat after such a heavy meal on Thursday. Great recipe as always, everything looks wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

Thank you so much Suzanne! It is filling too. Happy Thanksgiving!

I love this healthy and beautiful salad!! I excited to try out the dressing! Making nut butters are my favorite too tho Ive never thought to add it to a dressing. Great idea! Great round up of holiday recipes. Those gingerbread pancakes sound wonderful too!!

Thank you Linda! The almond butter is soooo good as a dressing. Oh, yes, the pancakes are my favorite recipe. πŸ™‚

That salad looks divine – garlic and lemon – my two favourite ingredients! Then I scrolled down the page and saw pancakes, and carrots and beautiful cake …….its only 8:15 in the morning here and I want to try everything in the post right away!!!!

Hahaha thank you Cindy! Sorry….I was getting hungry myself typing it up.

Um I think I need this salad in my life because I cant stop eating the leftover sweets from the potluck!! I brought in a huge portion of cake to the office, but Ive still been consuming wayyy too much sugar. This looks like perfect detox food! Your hubby is so lucky you cook all this creative, delicious food to fit his diet!

Girl, I dont blame you! Sweets are more fun, but honestly this dressing is sweet so its really tasty! You are so sweet, thank you!!! He is very hard to prepare for though, its work, lol.

YUM! I love the simplicity of this salad and the dressing sounds oh so heavenly. πŸ˜‰ Oh, and I definitely crave sweets all the time….I should make this salad every day….and eat it every hour, lol! Those gingersnap pancakes look absolutely wonderful too. I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Melanie! Oh, youd love the pancakes πŸ™‚

THIS IS A FLIPPING FANTASTIC WAY to get the kale down!!!!! I always have to figure out ways to chow down on it because alone… Its not so good. It tastes like I ripped off a leaf from a tree and ate it. LOL!

Haha youre so funny girl!! I love kale but you can always use spinach. πŸ™‚

I need to try that dressing, I am starving now after looking at that and the only food pics! lol

Gee, Brandi, this is some salad youve tossed and that dressing sounds so very good. I bet it will be very popular in the weeks to come. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you so much John! Happy Thanksgiving!

I LOVE sweets and I really need to get that in check. This dressing sounds like a great way to do that, especially considering it has one of my favorite ingredients, almond butter! All of your photos are absolutely gorgeous by the way and now Im drooling πŸ™‚ *And sorry for the comment with no comment!

Oh, thank you so much!! That is so sweet πŸ™‚ Oh, no problem…its not you….I think my comment section is a little crazy as it has happened to others, no worries. πŸ™‚

This is quite possibly one of the most beautiful salads ever! How do you get so creative my friend!? πŸ™‚ Cheers Choc Chip Uru

Aww you are so sweet Uru, thank you!

Ive been wanting to find more good recipes for kale, this one looks delicious Brandi. That dressing… omg, Id use it on everything I think!! Im a bit obsessed with almond butter at the moment. So good! x

Oh my! That almond butter dressing looks so creamy and delicious. Im definitely going to try it, thanks for the recipe!

Thanks Shannon! Please do and let me know what you think!

This is so great! I add some baked tofu or vegan chicken & sriracha! Ive eaten it 3 times this week & my co-worker snuck 2 salads, too!

Oh wonderful Mel! Im so glad to hear that….thank you so much for letting me know! πŸ™‚

that kale salad looks really really really delicious.

Thank you Crista….it IS delicious! πŸ˜€

I made the garlic lemon kale salad…it was a HUGE hit in my house!

Thank you so much Rachel for letting me know! I love when my readers leave me feedback !! πŸ™‚

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if you just wanted to use commercial almond butter (which I believe is not roasted) will the effect be the same? Have you figured out the calorie content of this as using the almond butter dressing could make the calorie content high, no?

Hi Lani! Yes, you should definitely be able to use the unroasted. It tends to be a little thicker, so you may need a bit more water to thin it out. It thickens as you stir it, so after stirring it a bit, if its still too thick, just add a tiny bit more water to desired consistency. I have just added the nutrition for the dressing. It is far less fattening than most traditional dressing recipes that contain processed oils and tend to use 1/4-1/2 cup of oil in one dressing recipe. This one would be on the lower fat end and its a whole food, win-win! I hope you enjoy it! Let me know if you try it πŸ™‚

I went vegan a little over 2 years ago and I have been searching and searching for a good salad dressing as salads have always been hard for me to eat and I wanted to be healthy! Ive made countless dressing that never satisfied me or that I could stick with. This one… This is what Ive been looking for! Its amazing! I love it! It is going to be my staple dressing now. Thank you so much! I think Ill be eating a salad everyday now πŸ™‚

Yay, Im so happy to hear this is the one dressing that you finally found you love! Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback Lindsay!

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