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Crunchy Green Tahini Salad

Surprise! This is a superhealthful green salad your kids will love. Recipe from The Family Dinner.


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2 12-oz. bunches kale, stems removed
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½ cup lemon juice
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⅓ cup olive oil
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2 Tbs. tahini
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2 Tbs. Bragg Liquid Aminos, optional
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3 cloves garlic, peeled
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¼ tsp. honey, optional

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Optional Add-ins


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1 cup chopped parsley or mint
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1 cup grated carrots
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1 lb. roasted red potatoes
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¼ cup dried cranberries
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½ cup toasted pine nuts or almonds
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1 orange, divided into segments
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½ cup feta cheese


1. Stack 8 kale leaves, and roll into tight cylinder. Slice into thin strips. Repeat with remaining kale. Transfer to large bowl.

2. Blend 1/3 cup water, lemon juice, oil, tahini, Bragg Liquid Aminos (if using), garlic, and honey (if using) in blender or food processor until smooth. (You’ll have about 1 cup dressing.) Toss kale with 3/4 cup dressing, more if using any add-ins. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

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5 g
Total Fat: 
17 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
14 g
0 mg
296 mg
3 g
<1 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Not bad. Not a great deal of flavour, but not bad.

My daughter made it for me with oranges, cranberries and a very garlicky dressing - I loved it and in the week that she is spending here, we already ate 3 times! Thank you.

Very disappointed in this recipe. I didn't even use the whole amount of dressing, and it was completely overpowering. Bitter, Sour and with tahini, those are not tastes I want to be experiencing.

don't use the lemon juice in the quantity written, reduce it to 3T and skip the water, the dressing will be lovely and rich. Adding some salt is necessary if you do not use the Braggs. a similar salad is served daily at whole foods deli.


This salad is AMAZING make it just like it says with the dressing, and make sure you add enough lemon. My family is addicted to this we have been eating it every night. We have made it with potatoes and kale when we run out of tomatoes and it's sooo good.

This fantabulous salad has been a once-a-month staple in our household since it was published! ALL THREE of my children are willing to eat it. YIPPEE!!

Excellent salad!

I LOVE it! I use a Vitamix which can demolish sesame seeds so I lightly toast them as a substitute for the tahini (I'm not big on store bought anyway). I also saute the garlic in the olive oil before adding it to reduce the bite which can be off-putting to some people.

I am looking for foods that help arthritis.

Thank you so much for the salad!! It carried me through my first Easter as a vegetarian. However, I wasn't fond of the salad dressing so I used Trader Joe's vegan hummus dressing! So delish! The use of mint in the salad is highly recommended. It reminds me of tabouli.

I make similar salad but instead of tahini I use 2 tbs. of mashed avocado with slices of avocado,carrots, fennel and roasted almonds in the salad.


I love salads and this one is something I eat once a week. I'm sixty six and feel like 20! Must have something to do with the way I feed my internal furnace.

Kale salad

where to get kale leaves in kuala lumpur, can anyone tell me?


Loved this recipe just as written, used cranraisins and ate two bowls of it! Yummy

A good recipe