Drizzle with the Tahini dressing (recipe above) or a dressing of your choice. I’ll definitely be making this again! Today, I thought I’d share my favorite combination, for those who are in a salad rut. Thank you! Ohhhh that dressing sounds absolutely AMAZING. This recipe calls for a “chiffonade” cut to the kale which means sliced very thin into a ribbon like shape. And I too have made it a resolution to get in as many veggies as I can in the morning! This is my kind of feel good, good for you salad. That little table in the background came from my grandmother’s backyard, so it’s special. They add bulk and sticking power. Maybe you’re well-acquainted with kale and tahini, or maybe these words sound like gibberish; either way, this salad will surely be a hit.The nutritional yeast in this recipe adds a nutty flavor and is an ingredient all vegans and vegetarians should know about to add B12 and folate to your diet as well as a protein boost. I made your “Everything goes Kale Salad with Green Tahini Dressing” last night for my daughter’s 25 th birthday. Your photos always look beautiful. As a thank you, we'll give you our welcome guide with 5 printable dinner recipes. I am trying to be better about eating lunch out everyday. Thank you, Katherine! I actually made three C+K recipes this week! I could not stop eating it – so simple and a fabulous way to snazz up any lacklustre salad. I discovered it a week ago and am already on my third helping. That’s usually when I go on a tirade about the subjectivity of flavor and want to sit on the beach with some multiplication flash cards. I’ve enjoyed eating several of your salads! Hi Katherine! Thank you so much, Terri! The tahini dressing was very good. Your note made my day. Taste testing all day can be tiresome, and the regular breakfast/lunch/dinner routine flies out the window pretty fast. ), Love the outdoor photos – what stunning colour! Delighted to hear that you enjoyed all three of the recipes. Surprisingly, he really loved the dressing. Especially tasty with the halved cherry tomatos! Pinned :), Thank you, Alexa! ), rather than restricting myself. We used some barley for our grains and we made the tahini from scratch (super easy) since we couldn’t find it in the store nearby. I’ll have to try using my immersion blender next time. This salad is perfect for packing for lunch, as are all of these recipes. Move over lemon and olive oil, a new gals in town. Hope those help! I think I will try making the dressing with my immersion blender next time as it was difficult to get it all out of my Vitamix. I would eat this salad any day too. To prepare the kale (skip this step if you’re using any other kind of fresh green), first use a sharp chef’s knife to remove the center ribs from the kale, then discard the ribs. Made enough salad & dressing to last me for the week and can’t wait to eat lunch again tomorrow. I always find it easier to focus on eating more of something (like green salads! Or are they beyond help? The toasted sunflower seeds and the farro are so good with the dressing. Massaged Kale Salad with Beets & Carrots and raw sunflower seeds. This super versatile kale salad features an amazing tahini dressing. Email me when Kate or another C+K reader replies directly to my comment. ½ lemon. Your comments make my day. Thank you so much, Emma! Place in bowl and squeeze ½ lemon and pinch of salt. Leftover cooked grains are great to have on hand, too. Thank you Kate! This is delicious!!! I added mixed sprouts and a couple slices of avocado. Thanks for the kind comment. I hope you love the dressing. Place tahini to a small bowl and add lime juice. It means a lot. Please pass my thanks along to Cookie, too. Ingredients for The Best Kale Salad with Sesame Tahini Dressing. I appreciate all of the plant-based recipes and the modifications for vegans when the recipes do involve dairy! Isn’t it? The dressing is so good! Made this with our home grown kale and added fresh sugar snap peas. Love to see that the book insanity has calmed down and things getting back to normal! I thought the kale would be overpowering but it was wonderful. This one, Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Tacos with Creamy Chipotle Sauce, and Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale & Pesto Vinaigrette. 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. To make the dressing: Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, pausing to scrape down the sides as necessary. ▸ Categories budget friendly, dairy free, easy weeknight dinners, egg free, fall, gluten free, main dishes, nut free, pack for lunch, recipes, salads, soy free, spring, tomato free, vegan, winter ▸ Ingredients brown rice, carrots, kale, kale salad, pepitas, radishes, tahini, Vegetable enthusiast. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, nama shoyu and tahini until thoroughly combined. I made this the day the email arrived as I had some kale that needed to be used. I made this salad for my lunches this week and it has hit the spot both days! This looks super yummy, pretty, easy, and tasty! Hi Peg, happy belated birthday to your daughter! Here’s a picture of a Massaged Kale Salad with the Tahini Dressing. Holy smokes! More about Cookie and Kate », Follow us! I made this today and used farro which provided a nice chewy contrast to the crunchy vegetables. So glad you both enjoyed it. He wants me to make some for his lunch. I can tell :-). I also added red pepper. This dressing is utterly delicious! I usually eat it cooked but this was a great salad, the dressing really makes it special. I served your beautiful salads along with baked Tilapia with lemon juice and a dash of olive oil . I do put in a lot of work to make sure you love them as much as I do. Massaged Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing. You’re welcome! Thank you so much for sharing! Great question! When you say it makes one salad do you mean for one person only? At least you always get the right answer with math. Can’t get enough tangy tahini. Thanks for another delicious recipe! Can’t wait to try this dressing! Hooray for salads! Drizzle the green tahini dressing generously over the salad (you’ll still have plenty leftover) and enjoy. Kale. Posted on January 3, 2013 by Jamie. I’ll be checking out more of your salad recipes! I just used baby kale because I’m too lazy to massage my lunches as I’m rushing to get them packed. Yay for being done with the book! Yum! Hi Kate, Great recipe! I love your blog. Chop the kale into small, bite-sized pieces. (It's all free.). Seems a shame to waste food. :). Once again leave the kale for at least 30 minutes to make sure that it get soft enough to eat. Tahini has got to be the ingredient I can’t get enough of lately. Home » Recipes » Dinner Recipes » Massaged kale salad with orange-tahini dressing. 1 tbsp olive oil Yummy and colourful food – everything I like! After the kale gets its massage, put it in the fridge and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. This was delicious! Cookie and Kate is a registered trademark of Cookie and Kate LLC. If you have a question, please skim the comments section—you might find an immediate answer there. This recipe is a keeper. I love how easy you make it to plan meals using leftovers and ingredients from other recipes. Just the thing after a weekend of not-so-healthful eating. All that remains is eating it and putting the dishes in the dishwasher! Refrigerator friendly and body-soul healthy. Thank you, Lauren! Thank you for your review, Raquel! I have enough dressing left to make another salad. Just had this for lunch- so tasty! Used Quinoa for the grain. Copyright © The Regents of the University of California, Davis campus. Woohoo! Super excited we still have more dressing left over so we can make it again! Made your Kale Salad with Green Tahini Dressing for family Christmas dinner. In a separate container, mix together additional ½ lemon, tahini, olive oil, water, nutritional yeast and parsley together for dressing. Will make again so sure. I love tahini based dressings! I’ve even been making green smoothies lately! LOVE love love this green tahini dressing. The dressing is such a nice combination. I always crave kale after a long weekend. Get your hands dirty with our favorite “all day, every day” kale salad. It’s fun to take photos outside, now that the grass is green again. Wash kale and chiffonade, or chop into small pieces. I’ll make again for sure. How many will it serve as a dinner side dish? Served with your oh-so-good spinach artichoke enchiladas, which are always a hit. This dressing is everything. This sounds like such a simple, yet gorgeous salad, perfect for those days when you don’t know what to pack for lunch. They could go in a compost pile but I don’t have one anymore (long story), or be fed to farm animals (my neighborhood isn’t zoned for that). It always helps to consume a lot of them early so you can get more nutrients in the day! My first attempt at kale. Definitely something I want to try. Thank you and keep up the good work! Sprinkle this dressing on the massaged kale and toss until covered. Massage kale with fingers until tender. Everything worked so well together & I LOVE this dressing!