Kale Salad With Banana-Ginger Dressing

Kale Salad With Banana-Ginger Dressing

Banana and kale usually find their way together in our morning green smoothies but today they are colliding in the salad bowl.  I used banana to make a bright green ginger cilantro dressing that is oil-free (which is a nice change from our usual go-to dressings that rely on olive oil).  The slight sweetness from the banana offsets the bitterness of kale and purple cabbage in this superfood salad.

Yes I know, superfood is a totally overused term but I had no choice…look at all the goodness packed into this one bowl (I for one felt pretty good about myself after devouring it):

– Cabbage & Kale – cruciferous vegetables that are rich in phytonutrients, are anti-inflammatory and have anti-cancer properties.

– Carrots – High in Vitamin A and dietary fiber

– Hemp Seeds – plant-based source of omega 3 and 6 and protein with 10g of protein in just 3 tbsp;

– Banana  High in potassium, vitamin B6, manganese and vitamin C and packed with antioxidants;

– Ginger–  Anti-inflammatory and immune boosting spice that improves the absorption and stimulation of essential nutrients.

Kale Salad with Banana Ginger Dressing

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2


for the salad

  • 2 cups shredded kale
  • 1 cup finely chopped purple cabbage (approx. 1/4 head)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot (approx. 2 small carrots)
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds

for the dressing

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup


  • Finely chop kale and cabbage and grate carrots. Combine with hemp seeds in large bowl.
  • Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a small blender (we use Magic Bullet) and blend until smooth.
  • Combine salad and dressing, mix well and serve.
Keyword banana, cilantro, ginger, kale, salad, Vegan