Calcium is an essential mineral that is helpful in maintaining strong bones. In the wintertime, especially, when slips and falls are more frequent, ensuring a diet high in calcium rich foods is important. Kale and sesame seeds are two such sources, and in combination in this recipe, pack a powerful punch.

Keep strong and healthy this season – and on top of your healthy resolutions – while enjoying the flavors of kale, sesame, and ginger in this salad recipe!

Simple Sesame Kale Salad Recipe (Serves 4)


  • 1, 1.5 pound bag baby kale or 1 large head curly kale, chopped
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons black or white sesame seeds


  1. Place the kale in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk all of the remaining recipe ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the kale, and mix to thoroughly combine. If you like, you can “massage” the kale and the dressing with your hands, to tenderize it.
  4. Serve plain for a simple treat, or add orange or pineapple segments on top for some tropical flair.

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