Sunday, July 24, 2011

Recipes! Sweet Miso Kale Slaw & Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce

Here are the recipes for the Sweet Miso Kale Slaw and Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce you saw in my last Lunchbox.  

Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce
1 cup cashews
Juice of 2 lemons, about 1/3 cup
pinch salt
3/4 cup water + more as needed
1 clove garlic

Put all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  This recipe is really versatile and can be used as a dip or dressing or sauce.  Today I put some miso into a batch instead of garlic and it gave it a "cheesier" taste. 

Sweet Miso Kale Slaw
1/2 cup tahini
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon miso
2 teaspoons liquid sweetener of choice
1 clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup water
juice of 2 lemons

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy.

1 bunch kale, washed and chopped into bite size pieces
2 large carrots, grated

In a large bowl mix kale, grated carrot and sauce.  Use your hands to massage the sauce into the kale.

1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup sweet onion slices
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Stir in red bell pepper, sweet onion, and sunflower seeds.  Can be served immediately, but the flavors develop nicely when refrigerated for a few hours.

And of course the kale salad is delicious when topped with the lemon sauce:

This salad is nice and cool, great for the hot days of summer.  Hope you're all surviving the heat :)


  1. your kale slaw looks delicious!

  2. Wow, that looks so delicious!

  3. Thanks! I've been on a kale kick lately.

  4. Mmmm ... I want to try some of that miso kale slaw. Delish!

  5. The kale salad looks so good. I'm also into the garlic lemon sauce: I just bought a bunch of raw cashews and have to DO something with them rather than shoving them into my mouth by the handful.

  6. Ooh yummers lady! I'm running low on tahini but need to pick more up so I can make this.