Crunchy Emerald Kale Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette

Are you ready to experience a salad that will change your life? Get ready for the addictive and flavorful Emerald Kale Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette from Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. This copycat recipe is inspired by the renowned Houston’s Emerald Kale Salad, known for its crunch, savory and nutty flavors. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any meal or a satisfying lunch option that you won’t be able to stop thinking about.

A Salad That Will Make Your Taste Buds Dance

Picture this: shredded kale, green cabbage, fresh herbs, and green onions all coated in a mouthwatering peanut dressing. Topped with crunchy roasted, salted peanuts and finely grated parmesan cheese, this salad is a savory delight. The combination of textures and flavors will leave you craving for more.

crunchy emerald kale salad with peanut vinaigrette

The Perfect Ingredients

To recreate this remarkable salad, you’ll need shredded kale and green cabbage. Feel free to choose your favorite variety, such as savoy or napa cabbage, and either crunchy green or tuscan kale. Don’t forget to add a generous handful of cilantro, and if you have them, a sprinkle of parsley and mint.

Freshly grated parmesan cheese adds a touch of richness, while chopped roasted, salted peanuts bring that satisfying crunch. And let’s not forget about the star of the show – the peanut dressing. This dressing, made with roasted peanut oil or regular peanut oil, boasts a distinctive peanut flavor that elevates the salad to new heights. A spritz of lime adds a refreshing, tangy element.

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The Game-Changing Peanut Dressing

The secret behind this sensational dressing lies in the roasted peanut oil. While regular peanut oil works too, the roasted version brings an unmatched depth of flavor. You can find this game-changing ingredient online or at select grocery stores. Try the brand that also produces the beloved olive oil spray, as recommended by Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.

crunchy emerald kale salad with peanut vinaigrette

Versatility at Its Finest

Although this salad is simply delightful on its own, it also serves as a fantastic base or side salad for a variety of dishes. Add grilled chicken, shrimp, chickpeas, or even steak for a heartier meal. The robust flavors of the salad complement any protein dish, requiring only a simple seasoning. For an extra indulgence, top it off with some crispy popcorn chicken.

One of the best things about this salad is its ability to hold up well in the fridge. The sturdy kale and cabbage maintain their freshness, allowing you to enjoy leftovers the next day. So, don’t hesitate to make extra and savor this delectable salad for another meal.

crunchy emerald kale salad with peanut vinaigrette

Try Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ’s Emerald Kale Salad Today

Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ presents the Emerald Kale Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette, a culinary masterpiece that will satisfy your cravings for a wholesome and flavorful salad. Visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ’s website to discover more mouthwatering recipes and join the cooking revolution!

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