The salad meal is the perfect solution to the summertime I don’t wanna cook feeling. I’m not the only one who feels that way, right? It’s too hot. It’s too busy. It’s too fun. I’d much rather get my salad on than spend a ton of time preparing a meal.
This Asian Kale Salad is no poor substitute for a proper meal, though. No. This kale salad has it all. Lovely Asian flavors, crisp vegetables, a dreamy dressing, and it’s topped with some protein to keep you nice and full. Summer is for salads, but summer is also for grilling. The grilled chicken is a perfect way to top this salad and turn it into a meal.
This Asian kale salad is perfect for my family because it lends itself to easy deconstruction for the kids who wouldn’t dream of eating their foods all mixed up like this. But give them plain chicken and raw vegetables and they’re happy kids. Boring, but happy. If you love Asian flavors, you’ll love this salad. The peanut-y, seasame-y dressing is to. die. for. Let’s face it. A salad is only as good as it’s dressing, and this one makes the salad shine.