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Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing.

Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

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  • Author: Nicole | Fresh Apron
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Toss
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing is going to be your new favorite cold weather salad! It's healthy, hearty, and filled with so many flavors and textures.



For the Salad

  • 6 cups kale, chopped with stems removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded or shaved
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced red onion

For the Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place the kale and 1/4 teaspoon olive oil in a large bowl. Using your finger tips, massage the kale for about 1 minute until it starts to soften.
  2. Assemble the salad. Add the chickpeas, avocado, almonds, parmesan, and red onion to the kale. Toss to combine. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together or shake all the dressing ingredients until smooth. Taste and adjust as needed. If it's too think, add more water, a teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!


Don't skip the step of massaging the kale with olive oil. This gives it the best texture! It will be more enjoyable to eat and easier to digest.

Make it dairy-free. Simply leave out the parmesan.

Make it vegan. Leave out the parmesan and swap the honey for maple syrup in the dressing.

Nutritional values (per serving) are approximates only.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 401
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 312.8 mg
  • Fat: 29.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.2 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.6 mg