Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

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Rated 5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
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  • Tahini Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup warm water, plus more as needed
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic, mashed to a paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Kale Salad:
  • 1 bunch kale, ribs removed and leaves shreddded
  • 2 small apples, cored and cut into 1/4” thick slices
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, for sprinkling


  1. Whisk the tahini, lemon juice, and warm water in a bowl until smooth. Stir olive oil, honey, garlic, and salt into the tahini mixture; season with pepper.
  2. Toss the kale, apples, and cucumber together in a mixing bowl. Drizzle about half the tahini dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the salad to serve. Add dressing as desired.
Mealthy tip:

Want some additional protein? Top with grilled chicken or falafel. Gala or Fuji apples are ideal for this, but use whatever you have that is fresh and delicious!


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Chaz Norwood says:

Made this salad with spinach instead of kale, and added sliced grilled chicken I had leftover from the night before. It was the perfect lunch for work.

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Greg Jones says:

The tahini dressing was the perfect pairing for this simple kale and apple salad. The sesame seeds were nice for topping, I liked the added crunch, it was perfect for the overall texture and balance of this dish.

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Katie Hason says:

Love this yummy kale salad with fresh crisp apples! The tahini dressing is also a favorite, I put it on everything. Perfect for lunch, or served for dinner with sliced chicken breast.