Kale Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette (Houston’s Copycat) Recipe

Kale Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette (Houston’s Copycat) Recipe

How To Make Kale Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette (Houston’s Copycat)

Toss a quick filling meal with this Houston’s-inspired kale salad. It comes with grilled chicken, cabbage, and carrots in a peanut-sesame vinaigrette.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Peanut Vinaigrette:

  • 2tbsppeanut oil
  • 1tsptoasted sesame oil
  • 2tbspunseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1tspreduced sodium soy sauce,or gf soy sauce
  • 2tspraw honey
  • ¼tspkosher salt

For Chicken:

  • ½lbchicken breast,boneless, skinless
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the Salad:

  • 4cupskale leaves,(1 small bunch), ribs and stems removed, finely chopped
  • 1cupgreen cabbage,finely chopped
  • ½cupcarrots,shredded
  • ¼cupfresh mint,chopped
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro,chopped
  • 2small scallions,chopped
  • tbsppeanuts,roasted, salted, chopped



  1. In a small bowl, combine vinaigrette ingredients.

  2. Whisk to combine and set aside.


  1. Preheat outdoor grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Place chicken between a piece of plastic wrap or parchment and pound to an even thickness.

  3. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste.

  4. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes, turn and grill for an additional 5 to 6 minutes more, or until chicken is cooked through.

  5. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes, then slice thin.


  1. In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients from kale to scallions.

  2. Top each with dressing, toss to evenly combine.

  3. Divide salad evenly on 2 plates or bowls, top each with chicken and peanuts and serve.


  • Calories: 447.06kcal
  • Fat: 30.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.18g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.31g
  • Fiber: 4.91g
  • Sugar: 9.87g
  • Protein: 28.46g
  • Cholesterol: 72.57mg
  • Sodium: 666.17mg
  • Calcium: 128.35mg
  • Potassium: 727.95mg
  • Iron: 3.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 476.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 59.52mg
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