This weekend was one filled with so many highs and unfortunately a low, as well. I attended King Arthur Flour’s Bake for Good Tour and had an amazing time meeting other food bloggers, learning some tricks in the kitchen, and serving a meal at a shelter. It was an experience I will cherish forever and ever. Sadly, shortly after I was home from the event I learned that my grandma Esther had passed away earlier that evening. I’m planning to recap the Bake for Good event and also write a post honoring my grandma, but for now I just wanted to get a quick recipe out while I decompress from the weekend and have a chance to reflect.
This warm kale salad with a Thai peanut dressing was just what I needed after a weekend full of bread, pie, brownies, and eating out. I had a salad very similar to this at a restaurant a couple of weekends ago and really wanted to try recreating it at home. I eat a ton of kale, usually sauteed with other veggies and topped with an egg or as a salad and I typically make kale salads with raw kale. I actually really liked how the kale in the restaurant’s salad was lightly steamed so I did exactly that when I made it at home.
I also enjoyed the Thai peanut dressing in this salad. I never would have paired a peanut dressing with kale on my own, but it really does work quite well. Along with the red bell peppers, sweet potatoes, snow peas and chicken, this salad its really filling and satisfying.