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Kale Salad with Sweet Tahini Dressing, Vegan and Gluten-Free

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kale salad with sweet tahini dressing vegan gluten free best recipe

Hard to believe but, I never understood the temptation of raw kale salads.  Every time I made one I was dissappointed!  They were too hard to chew and even harder to digest!

Until now!  

I finally figured out the secret to making a palatable raw kale salad!

It’s sea salt!  

Before I would always massage the kale with olive oil but it never broke down the leaves enough.  By adding sea salt the kale becomes very tender, less bitter and easier to eat 🙂

Now, i’m hooked!

I made it for dinner last night and I’ve been craving more all day!  Kale salads are great to prepare ahead of time as they do not wilt easily.  Make this for dinner tonight and save some for lunch tomorrow!

kale salad with sweet tahini dressing vegan gluten free best recipe
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Kale Salad with Sweet Tahini Dressing

The best recipe for Kale Salad with Sweet Tahini Dressing
Course Breakfast, Main Meal, Salad
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 517kcal
Cost $

Ingredients

  • 1 small bunch kale de-stemmed and broken into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt
  • Dressing:
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions

  • In a large bowl, drizzle kale with olive oil and sea salt. Massage and squeeze kale leaves to make more tender, set aside and let kale “marinate” for a few minutes.
  • Blend together all salad dressing ingredients. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired.
  • Add dressing to kale and toss to coat. Top with carrots, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds.
  • Enjoy 🙂

Notes

I found that using half the amount of salad dressing was plenty 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 7986IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3mg
Cristina C. RD LDN
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