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Greek Kale Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing

I don’t know about you but I don’t think of kale when I think of Greek salad. But that made this kale salad recipe all the more intriguing! Just the reading the name pretty much convinced me to try this recipe, but then I read the ingredients and had to make it. It’s chock full of tasty things like black olives, sun dried tomatoes, and chickpeas. Is it authentic Greek? Probably not, but I’m still willing to give it a try.

This healthy Greek kale salad recipe is full of bold Mediterranean flavors.

Recipe Author: Kate at Cookie and Kate
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The Ingredients

Most f the ingredients for my kale salad were easy to find. It’s lots of produce, of course, and a few other canned and jarred items. The only thing that might be hard to find is the tahini. Last time I needed tahini, I had to order a jar from Amazon.

Greek Kale Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing Ingredients
Kale, Kalamata olives, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, sunflower seeds, tahini, olive oil, dijon mustard, lemons, and chickpeas

The Process

I don’t think I’ve ever had a kale salad, and I was a little worried it would be very bitter. Because of that, I made sure to chop the leaves into small pieces and massage them thoroughly as instructed. It really did make a difference in their flavor.

The rest of the process went smoothly and just as the instructions said it would. The only thing I did differently was to blend the tahini dressing in my mini-prep. Over the years I’ve found it to be the easiest way to blend salad dressing with oil, and it doesn’t separate nearly as fast as it does when I just stir it. No mini-prep? Shaking the dressing in a cocktail shaker or other sealed container would also work.

My times for this recipe matched up perfectly with the times listed:

  • 20 minutes prep
  • 5 minutes to cook (roast the sunflower seeds)
  • 25 minutes total

Greek Kale Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing

So how was it?

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This kale salad is packed with so many flavors, I’m not sure where to start! The creamy tahini dressing was nutty and lemony deliciousness. Each bite was a little different depending on what I picked up on my fork. One thing was sure, though, and that was every bite was terrific. The kale wasn’t overly bitter like I did thought it would be. Instead, it was a great base for combining the Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and chickpeas. The toasted sunflower seeds and Parmesan cheese were more subtle flavors, but they did shine through here and there. Just as the author promised, this kale salad was quick to make and kept surprisingly well for a few days. It would definitely work as a make-ahead lunch.
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