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New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe

New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This
New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This

New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe

I am a sucker for store samples & I make no apologies for this.

Often I find my next food addiction from store samples.

I fell hard in love with this Coastal Kale Salad from New Seasons Market a few months ago. At first, I thought it was a fluke. The truth is that while I enjoy a good salad, I don’t dream about them or crave them. Sour Patch Kids? Yes. Kale? No.

So, two weeks & over $40 in Coastal Kale Salad later & I knew I had to come up with a copycat recipe. This one is a game changer, my friends.

 

Why is This Salad So Good?

The lemon & the Bragg Liquid Aminos give this salad the salty tang that makes my mouth water. The mixture of seeds gives my chompers a break from the monotony that is leafy greens. New Seasons uses red onions & that’s my usual go to. We live in Portland, OR and this time of year, the Walla Walla sweet onion is season & they are unbelievable. This post features the Walla Walla onion, but it’s just as good with a regular old red onion.

Picking Your Greens

I use a bunch of kale & just tear it away from the stalk. This is just regular old organic kale from New Seasons. Feel free to use the bagged, pre-washed stuff or any variety of kale. When Costco carried the big bags, we made a huge batch of this salad & it is so easy.

New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This
New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This

Finding the Right Ingredients

Next, grab a fairly large lemon, Bragg Liquid Aminos, 2-3 cloves of garlic, a red or sweet yellow onion, parmesan cheese, olive oil & a variety of seeds. I’m satisfied with this mix of readily available pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds & sesame seeds. New Seasons uses a special type of sunflower seeds & black sesame seeds. After a few store trips, I couldn’t find an exact recipe match, so I went with what I could easily find. And you know what, it’s perfectly acceptable & delicious.

New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This
New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This

Dress It Up

Make sure your kale is dried sufficiently. That way you won’t have a big watery mess while you’re trying to dress the salad. I throw the kale in a giant bowl. In a separate bowl, I squeeze the lemon juice, throw in about 3 tbsp of Bragg Liquid Aminos, 1/3 cup of olive oil and 2 finely chopped garlic cloves. I beat it with a fork, dump it on the kale & gently mix. This is the most crucial stage so you can make your dressing specified to your tastes. Too lemony, add more olive oil. Want more garlic, add it in.

New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This
New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This

Parmesan for the Win

If you’re satisfied with the dressing, then gently mix the seeds & onions into the salad. You want to salad to be damp from the dressing so the seeds and onions will stick to the greens. At this point, you can transfer the salad to plates and then top with cheese. If you’re like me, you can never get enough cheese, so I usually mix the parmesan cheese throughout.

New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This
New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This

THE VERDICT

I am Really Into This New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe. This guy is a winner. It’s filling, salty, crunchy & healthy. We usually eat it all right away, but the salad will keep for 1-2 days. Yes, it gets a bit soggy on day 2, but I’m still down to eat it. Jessica loves salads. If you’re looking for something that suits your meal planning criteria, check out one of her Mason Jar Salads. They will last the week & she’s got a few different varieties: Rainbow, Greek, Asian & Spring Green.

What salads do you like?

 

New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This
New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This
New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe Really Into This
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New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad Recipe

This guy is a winner. It's filling, salty, crunchy & healthy.

Author Sarah Slusher

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of kale washed & chopped
  • 1/2 large red or sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized lemon, juiced
  • 3 Tbsp of Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 3 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • As much fresh parmesan as you want!

Instructions

  1. Whisk the lemon juice, liquid aminos & olive oil together, then add in the 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic.
  2. Dress the salad to your liking. Remember, you want it a bit sticky so the seeds will disperse throughout the greens
  3. Gently mix the salad with the seeds.
  4. Grate the fresh parmesan over top & enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The salad will keep up to 2 days

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7 Comments

  • Bethany Wofford

    5 stars
    Thank you for recreating this delish salad! I also live in Portland and came online specifically to see if I could find a recipe for this New Seasons salad. I couldn’t believe I found it! I am not a great fan of kale salad but for some reason this one does it for me.

  • Sarah

    This is perfect!!! This is one of my favorite salads and this recipe is a perfect dupe. My kale consumption is about to skyrocket lol

  • Julie C.

    I just ate this salad today. I love it!
    The only thing I would add to your recipe is that I am pretty sure they use red onion instead of yellow and that they soak the onions in the amino mixture before tossing them in the kale. I noticed that they are not firm pieces of red onion, but are softened by the aminos, I am guessing by soaking them. If the salad had used plain red onion I would not have eaten it, I’m always on the lookout for too much “red onion” in salads as per my preference. So when I bit in to one I noticed the difference. Soaking the onions (maybe in aminos and lemon juice) gives them an amazing flavor without the intensity of raw red onion.
    P.S. I love the addition of shaved parmisan cheese. My store bought serving did not have that ingredient, probably because of dairy allergies. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to try it out tomorrow. 🙂

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