After being at a race track in the 90 degree heat a few Saturdays ago, I knew that something cold would be in order for putting on the table for dinner!
Because who wants hot food after being hot and sweaty all day?
Let me back up this story.
It was a fun day in which my husband and father in law literally lived a dream – driving their own race cars. We got a great deal on Groupon a few months ago for the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience and scheduled for it to take place in mid – September. Now a normal September in Michigan is cool nights, cool mornings and maybe 70 during the day. Perfect weather for racing!
This fall. Unseasonable warm 90 degree temps! Yikes! (but I am not complaining – I LOVE HOT WEATHER!)
So the night before the big event, I was prepping dinner as I knew it would be a long day and we would come in the door starving.
And for some reason, a cold kale salad just sounded like it would fit the day!
This kale salad uses the oil – free glaze from our Thai Kabobs recipe with a slight twist – using cilantro instead of basil.
See how easy it is to take what you have on hand in your kitchen and modify a recipe? Wah-la new recipe!
Budget Bytes has a great simple Pickled Red Onion recipe which I prepped the day before. The only modification there – I didn’t have whole peppercorns (well I did…but I couldn’t get them out of the pepper grinder!) so I just used fresh ground pepper.
Mix and matching items to come up with dinner was never so easy!
If you make this Cilantro Thai Kale Salad with Pickled Onions we would love to know! Tag @badtothebowl on social media.
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