Kale Salad with Green Tahini Dressing - Lakeside Natural Medicine

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Kale Salad with Green Tahini Dressing

BySarah Axtell, ND September 10, 2016

IN THE PRESS: This recipe was featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine in 2021

Sometimes you just need a creamy dressing. Oil and vinegar gets boring so this is where tahini comes in. Tahini is sesame seed butter (often a main ingredient in hummus). Tahini is a great source of calcium (yes, despite what the USDA would like you to believe, you can get calcium from other sources besides cow milk). It is also rich in magnesium and vitamin E and a good source of protein.

Enjoy this nutrient-dense kale salad!

Kale Salad with Green Tahini Dressing


Kale Salad

  • 1 bunch of Tuscan kale, chopped and de-stemmed
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 cup seeds (I like to use pumpkin, sunflower or hemp seeds)
  • 1 avocado, diced

Green Tahini Dressing

  • 1/3 cup water
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  1. To prepare the salad, put the kale in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Massage the kale between your fingers to reduce the bitterness.
  2. Add the seeds, avocado and carrots to the bowl.
  3. To make the dressing, combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. Drizzle the dressing generously over the salad and toss. You’ll likely have leftover dressing, which stores great in a glass jar in the fridge.

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.

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