Simple garlic-y kale, mushroom, and peanut salad

Kale, mushroom, peanut, and garlic salad

Kale, mushroom, peanut, and garlic salad

Over the weekend I found myself at home, hungry, with a bag of kale and not much else. I wanted something delicious to eat. Usually I reach for the spinach – it is a my go-to green food – but as I said, I had kale and the desire to do something with it. After a little rummaging I ended up with mushroom, peanuts, and garlic. I could see the beginning of a warm salad forming and couldn’t wait to start cooking.


  • A bag of kale
  • 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • A handful of peanuts
  • 1 punnet of mushrooms, chopped. I used chestnut but you can use whatever you like
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Olive oil


  1. Heat a large pan with olive oil.
  2. Add the chopped mushrooms and stir so that the oil coats them all.
  3. Add the garlic and peanuts. Give it another stir.
  4. Add the kale, stir and place the lid. Leave for a couple of minutes.
  5. Remove the lid and check the consistency of the kale. I like my kale properly wilted so it’s lovely and soft to eat.
  6. Once the kale is the level of crunchiness you like, remove from the heat
  7. Plate up, add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste
  8. Enjoy!

This is a really delicious salad. While the cunchiness of the kale is wilted away, the peanuts still retain theirs and makes a wonderful contrast of textures and flavours. If you give this a try, please let me know! I wonder how it would taste with a tahini and mustard dressing??

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