Apr 13, 2023 Broccoli and Kale Sesame Noodle Salad

kale noodle salad

Ramen is a comfort food to many. Why not pack a comfort food with vitamins and minerals and turn it into a hearty meal for the whole family with this broccoli and kale sesame noodle salad.


  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into large florets
  • 4 cups of kale leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 1 ½ tsp red chili paste
  • 1 Tbsp + ½ cup sherry vinegar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1, 3-inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 10-oz package fresh ramen noodles
  • ½ oz mint leaves, torn (garnish)
  • ½ oz toasted sesame seeds (garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 450. Toss broccoli with grated garlic, 1 Tbsp vinegar, and ¼ cup oil on a rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Roast, tossing occasionally, until tender and browned in spots, 20-25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk scallions, ginger, sliced garlic, 1 tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper and remaining ½ cup vinegar and ½ cup oil in a large bowl. Add kale; toss to coat. Let sit at room temperature at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  3. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water. Add noodles and warm broccoli to kale and toss to coat. Divide among bowls and top with mint, sesame seeds and more scallions.

Serving Information

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Information

517 calories, 23.5 g total fat, 66.4 g carbs, 5 g dietary fiber, 10 g protein, 341 mg sodium per serving