Kale Salad with Green Tahini Dressing Recipe

Kale Salad with Green Tahini Dressing Recipe

How To Make Kale Salad with Green Tahini Dressing

Raid your fridge and put those leftover veggies in this healthy kale salad. It also has leftover grains and a creamy and tangy lime and jalapeno dressing.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



For Salad:

  • ½kale,(medium bunch)
  • 1cupleftover cooked grains,(brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, farro or wheat berries)
  • 2carrots,(sliced into long ribbons)
  • 1radish,thinly sliced and roughly chopped
  • 2tbsppepitas,(green pumpkin seeds), or sunflower seeds, toasted

For Optional Toppings:

  • cherry tomatoes,halved
  • avocado,sliced
  • bell pepper,chopped

For Green Tahini Dressing:

  • cupolive oil
  • cuplime juice,(about 3 to 4 medium limes)
  • handfulfresh cilantro
  • 1small jalapeño,seeds and membranes removed, roughly chopped
  • 2tbsptahini
  • tsphoney,or maple syrup
  • ½tspground cumin
  • 1clovegarlic,roughly chopped
  • ¼tspfine-grain sea salt,to taste
  • pinchred pepper flakes,optional for extra heat


  1. Chop the kale into small, bite-sized pieces. Then, sprinkle the kale lightly with salt, and massage the kale by scrunching handfuls at a time until the kale is darker in color and fragrant.

  2. In a bowl, combine the prepared kale, leftover grains, carrot, radishes, toasted pepitas, and/or toppings of choice.


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, pausing to scrape down the sides as necessary. Taste, and blend in additional salt if needed. For a spicier dressing, blend in a pinch of red pepper flakes. If the dressing is too bold, dilute it with a little more olive oil and blend again.

  2. Drizzle the green tahini dressing generously over the salad and enjoy.


  • Calories: 262.30kcal
  • Fat: 24.16g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.29g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.51g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.08g
  • Fiber: 2.67g
  • Sugar: 4.61g
  • Protein: 3.63g
  • Sodium: 185.22mg
  • Calcium: 77.89mg
  • Potassium: 291.87mg
  • Iron: 1.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 344.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 32.13mg
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