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Garlic & Tahini Kale Salad

This is my go-to salad pretty much any time of the year, but it’s particularly great for picnics since it can be made ahead and transports well. It also has a mild flavor which makes it great for picky eaters.

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Garlic & Tahini Kale Salad

This creamy kale salad pairs well with gluten-free sandwiches for a simple, easy to make, and totally healthy picnic options.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 157kcal


  • 6 cups shredded green kale
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove minced or finely grated
  • 3-4 teaspoons water
  • ¼ cup raw or toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raw hemp seeds
  • Kosher or fine sea salt to taste


  • Add the kale to a large bowl and set aside.
  • Whisk together the tahini, oil, lemon juice, tamari, and garlic. Whisk in the water 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Pour the dressing over the kale and massage with your hands until the kale begins to soften, about 30 seconds. Add the pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds. Toss to combine. Taste and season with salt, as desired.
  • Transfer to an airtight container until ready to serve. (Salad can be made up to 1 day ahead.)


Nutrition Facts
Garlic & Tahini Kale Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 543mg16%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 10080IU202%
Vitamin C 121.8mg148%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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