Asian Inspired Kale Salad

Asian-inspired kale salad recipe is full of antioxidants, which help promote health looking skin. 


Rich in skin-protecting vitamin A and C, this Asian-inspired salad recipe helps promote cell turnover, promoting healthy looking skin. 



  • 1 bunch of kale, torn into small pieces and steamed lightly
  • 2 Tablespoons cold pressed (organic if possible) sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste



Tear the kale leaves from the stems and fill a pot with steamer basket. It takes about 3-4 minutes. You don't want to overcook the kale. Add the steamed kale to a large bowl. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the salad and add the soy sauce and oil. Toss together. Add salt and pepper to taste.


If you are serving right away, add the sliced avocado. If you're saving the salad for later, wait to add the avocado until just before serving. Just before serving, add a small amount of sesame seeds to taste.


You can store this salad and eat it throughout the week for lunch and add fresh avocado each time you eat it.


This recipe is courtesy of Kelly Hora, certified acupuncturist with UW Health's Integrative Health program.