Red Kale Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Lime Dressing – 80 Twenty Nutrition

Red Kale Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Lime Dressing

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This Red Kale Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Lime Dressing makes me excited for lunch time!

Kale Chicken Salad with Red Peppers Cucumber Lime Peanut Dressing paleo gluten-free low carb Christy Brissette best media dietitian nutritionist 80 Twenty Nutrition

Not only does it taste great, but it also provides:

    • Protein Power! This meal is packed with 50 grams of muscle-building protein(research suggests 30 grams at each meal is an ideal amount for most of us to build/maintain muscle mass. Active/larger people will need more than this.)
    •  Almost 2x the vitamin A most people need in a day. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that is needed for a healthy immune system, cancer-fighting potential and to prevent macular degeneration (worsening eyesight due to aging)
    • More than 3x the vitamin C most of us need each day! Vitamin C is another antioxidant that helps protect against illness and infection and is needed for bone strength and collagen formation, which helps with beautiful skin and wound healing.
    • 2x the niacin most of us need per day. Niacin is a B vitamin that is needed to turn food into energy and it also helps improve circulation and lower cholesterol levels.
    • 1/2 the iron men need each day (the recipe provides 4.2 mg of iron. Men 19 and older need 8 mg of iron daily. Women ages 19-50 need 18 mg of iron each day).

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Red Kale Chicken Salad

This kale salad is what I would have for a single serving. It’s gonna be popular so four or triple as needed! Everyone has their own preference in terms of how much dressing they like on salad. I prefer to make a larger batch and use over a few days for lunches. Need more reasons to try this recipe? It’s quick and easy to make and tastes even better if you prep it the night before.
Servings 1 person
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


Red Kale Chicken Salad

  • 2 cups red kale chopped into ribbons
  • 1 chicken breast cooked, skinless, size of your palm
  • 1/2 large cucumber cut into match sticks
  • 1/2 red bell pepper cut into match sticks
  • 1 handful other Asian veg you have on hand bean sprouts, snow peas or water chestnuts work great!

Spicy Peanut Lime Dressing

  • 1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 clove garlic chopped fine or crushed with mortar and pestle
  • 2 tsp sodium-reduced soy sauce or tamari (choose tamari if gluten-free)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Place all dressing ingredients together in a bowl and whisk with a fork or place everything in a mason jar and shake it up, baby! The dressing will store in the fridge for 5 days.
  • Coat kale evenly with dressing and let sit for a few hours or overnight if possible. I’m never that organized so I just stir kale and dressing together and layer other ingredients on top! The kale will soften and other ingredients won’t get mushy.
  • Serve with extra dressing and top with crushed peanuts, red chilis, sesame seeds and cilantro if desired. Or keep it simple. Delicious either way!


Nutrition Information (using 3 Tbsp dressing and without optional items):
376 calories, 10 g total fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 96 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate (7.1 g dietary fibre, 8.0 g sugar), 50 g protein, 4.2 mg iron, 231 mg calcium, 320 mg potassium, 1141 mg vitamin A, 244 mg vitamin C, 30.4 NE niacin, 119 DFE folate.
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