Greek Kale Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing Recipe

Greek Kale Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing Recipe

How To Make Greek Kale Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing

Toss a healthy dish with this Greek kale salad made with olives and sun-dried tomatoes in a creamy tahini dressing that captures Mediterranean flavors.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



For Kale Salad:

  • 8oxcurly green kale,(1 medium bunch)
  • fine sea salt
  • 15ozchickpeas,(1 can), rinsed and drained, or 1½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • ½cupKalamata olives,and/or roughly chopped pepper rings, thinly sliced
  • cupoil-packed sun-dried tomatoes,rinsed and drained
  • cupfinely grated Parmesan,optional
  • cupsunflower seeds
  • ¼tspextra-virgin olive oil

For Creamy Tahini Dressing:

  • ¼cuptahini
  • 3tbsplemon juice,(from 1 to 1½ lemons)
  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1clovegarlic,medium, pressed or minced
  • ½tspDijon mustard
  • ¼tspfine sea salt
  • 2tbspwater
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste


  1. To prepare the salad, place the chopped kale in a large serving bowl.

  2. Sprinkle it lightly with salt and massage it with hands by scrunching up large handfuls at a time until it’s darker and more fragrant (this makes the kale tastier and easier to eat).

  3. Add the chickpeas, olives and/or pepper rings, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan (if using). Set aside.

  4. To toast the sunflower seeds, combine the seeds with olive oil and a few dashes of salt in a small skillet over medium heat.

  5. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often until the seeds are fragrant and turning lightly golden at the edges. Pour the toasted seeds into the salad bowl.

  6. To prepare the salad dressing, in a small liquid measuring cup or bowl, combine the tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and salt.

  7. Whisk until blended. Add the water and whisk until blended. Season generously with fresh black pepper, to taste.

  8. Pour the dressing into the salad. Toss until the salad is evenly coated with dressing.

  9. Serve immediately. This salad keeps well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.


  • Calories: 772.00kcal
  • Fat: 28.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.16g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 99.85g
  • Fiber: 25.83g
  • Sugar: 18.02g
  • Protein: 41.87g
  • Cholesterol: 8.43mg
  • Sodium: 1062.12mg
  • Calcium: 704.42mg
  • Potassium: 2356.29mg
  • Iron: 11.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 1379.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 340.05mg
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