Buffalo Kale Salad Vegan Recipe

Massaged Kale Salad w/ Buffalo Tempeh

Garden salad? Fuck that noise. If you are going to eat a salad, eat a BIG. ASS. SALAD. I was thoroughly impressed with myself after making this kale salad in under a half hour.

There are a few parts to this salad, but it literally took me under 30 minutes to whip this bad boy into shape. So get ready to get on your superfood game – this salad is healthy and so effing filling!!

The Buffalo Tempeh Recipe

This recipe is much like the one we did for our Tempeh BLP.

You will need:

  • 1/2 block tempeh (I use this one from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 2 tbs Earth Balance butter
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

To make:

  • Slice your tempeh into thin strips (about 10-12).
  • Add all ingredients (except tempeh) to your fry pan, over simmering heat.
  • Once the butter and coconut oil is melted well, add tempeh strips. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn, cover, and let sit for another 5 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes of this “marinating,” turn heat up to medium, uncover, and allow tempeh to soak up the remaining liquid. Keep a close eye – it can burn easily!
  • Turn off heat and set pan aside. [WARNING: You will want to eat ALL. THE. BUFFALO. TEMPEH. Try to refrain.]

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Buffalo Tahini Dressing

Two ingredients, guys. This is really easy.

To make:

Sweet Potato Wedges

You will need:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic salt
  • Paprika
  • Olive oil

To make:

  • Toss your wedges with the following 4 ingredients.
  • Lay out on a baking sheet, and bake at 375 F for 20 minutes.
  • Set aside.

Putting Together the Salad

You will need:

  • Buffalo Tempeh
  • Buffalo Tahini Dressing
  • Sweet potato wedges
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1/3 cup fire roasted corn (I used the bag from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced

To make:

  • Massage the shit out of your kale! I added 1/2 of my buffalo tahini dressing to this while I massaged. Mmm!
  • Plate your kale, and add your toppings (so basically, everything).
  • Drizzle the last bit of buffalo tahini, and there you have it!

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I am thinking about making this salad again for dinner tonight, because wow… totally craving it!! It is gorgeous, colorful, and so so filling! Salads never have to be boring, loves. xx Bianca

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