Make This: TORA’s Kale Goma-ae

All hail kale! New year's resolutions don't have to mean new year's restrictions. You can eat your veggies and actually enjoy your desk-lunch with this flavourful and healthy Kale Goma-ae recipe from TORA

TORA’s Kale Goma-ae

Serves 2

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 3 minutes

If your Dry January only lasted a few days, don't worry, it's not too late to get the new year off to a healthy start. Just mix in a salad and then the late-night snacks and "just one glass" won't count, right? 

Try this easy Kale Goma-ae recipe from TORA, so you can eat your veggies and enjoy a desk-lunch that's both flavourful and healthy. What a concept. 


Kale Goma-ae

  • 6 bunches of Kale

Goma-ae Sauce

  • 1kg sesame seeds
  • 600ml Gluten free soy
  • 500g sugar
  • 500g water


  1. Strip the kale of the stalk.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Blanch the kale for 2 ½ minutes then quickly shock in ice water.
  3. Remove the kale from the ice bath and squeeze out as much excess moisture as possible. Set aside.
  4. Place sesame seeds in a blender and ground to a coarse mixture. Do this step in batches so as to not overheat the blender.
  5. In a large bowl place soy, sugar and water. Mix thoroughly dissolving the sugar completely before adding the ground sesame seeds.
  6. Add the goma-ae sauce to the cooked kale to taste.

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