Spicy Peanut Kale Slaw with Mint


  • 1 bunch kale, washed and patted dry, large ribs removed and sliced very thinly
  • 1 c. fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 3 Tbs. peanut butter (can substitute sunflower seed butter or roasted almond butter)
  • 3 Tbs. water
  • 3 Tbs. rice wine vinegar (can substitute white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 Tbs. honey or maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. fresh minced ginger
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • ½ - 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¾ c. dry roasted peanuts or almonds, chop pe


In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, water, vinegar, honey, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper until smooth. To a large bowl, add the sliced kale and about half of the dressing. Mix very well, until kale begins to wilt slightly. Taste and add more dressing, if needed. Add additional crushed red pepper if desired.  Stir in the mint, then finish by sprinkling with the toasted nuts.