Use regular curly kale here for its light, springy texture. Nutritional yeast, that '60s health-food throwback, adds umami complexity, but if you prefer, you can omit it and up the other seasonings.
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1. Toast sesame seeds in a frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Scrape into a small bowl.
2. Whisk garlic, 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast, the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and sesame oil in a large bowl. Add kale and red onion and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, toss again, and serve. Add more yeast if you like.
*Find nutritional yeast at natural-foods and well-stocked grocery stores.
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