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Simple Kale Tahini Salad

May 20, 2016

This Simple Kale Tahini Salad makes the perfect dinner base or side dish for a quick and healthy weekday meal. Pair it with some protein or eat it on the side for a healthy dose of greens. 

This Simple Kale Tahini Salad makes the perfect dinner base or side dish for a quick and healthy weekday meal. Pair it with some protein or eat it on the side for a healthy dose of greens. I’m gonna need you to bear with my sassitude for a moment.

I love what I do. So much so that sometimes it’s hard to stop working.

Apparently other people love what I do too. This is a concept that still blows my mind and makes me wonder how in the hell I got so lucky.

Nevertheless, girlfriend’s still gotta pay her rent, so I do make money off the healthy maven. 

SHOCKER.

Kidding, clearly the exorbitant number of ads gave that one away.

…sorry about that.

This Simple Kale Tahini Salad makes the perfect dinner base or side dish for a quick and healthy weekday meal. Pair it with some protein or eat it on the side for a healthy dose of greens. I get to work with some incredible brands who I absolutely love and support their mission. The relationship is mutually beneficial.

And then there’s the brands that haven’t quite comprehended the concept that the currency I work in is dollars. 

Unfortunately, no my landlord doesn’t accept coupons for free pomegranate juice!

It’s actually laughable when brands who have multi-million dollar marketing campaigns explain that they’d love to work with me, and can k work for free? Well if that’s the case, I’m so looking forward to approaching my dentist and letting them know how much I’d love to have them work with me for free. What fun!

This Simple Kale Tahini Salad makes the perfect dinner base or side dish for a quick and healthy weekday meal. Pair it with some protein or eat it on the side for a healthy dose of greens. I do make one exception to the rule, and that’s for kale salad. 

I know what you’re thinking, cheque, pay pal and kale salad? Yup. I speak the truth.

In particular, I’d do exceptional things for gusto 101’s kale salad.

Well today’s version is not a replica of their kale salad, because it’s impossible to replicate (or not include an entire bottle of oil) but my version is for when you’re in a hurry, on a budget (unless you’re rolling in pomegranate juice coupons!) or just need an extra dose of greens.

And now I not so subtly drop mic.

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Simple Kale Tahini Salad

PREP TIME 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Serves 2 as a meal or 4 as a side     adjust servings

Ingredients

tahini dressing

Instructions

  1. Remove kale from stem and cut into small pieces.
  2. Add to a large bowl and top with lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt.
  3. Massage liquid until kale until it has completely wilted. This will take around 3-5 minutes.
  4. Top with dried cherries and pumpkin seeds.
  5. In a small bowl combine all ingredients for tahini dressing.
  6. Top salad with tahini dressing and serve.

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This Simple Kale Tahini Salad makes the perfect dinner base or side dish for a quick and healthy weekday meal. Pair it with some protein or eat it on the side for a healthy dose of greens.Is there a food that you would work for? What’s your go-to salad recipe?

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  • Reply
    Victoria
    May 20, 2016 at 9:09 am

    This post had me laughing the whole time! Perfection, my friend.

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    Cassie
    May 20, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Sweet potatoes. I’d definitely work for sweet potatoes! 😀 This kale salad looks like such a stunner! Seriously craving.
    Cassie recently posted…Diet Updates (in depth)!

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    Dani @ Dani California Cooks
    May 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    So bizarre – I am actually eating a kale and tahini salad right now. Great minds think alike!
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    Sam @ barrister's beet
    May 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    That must be so frustrating! Stick to your guns. You’re worth it!

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    Aubrey
    May 21, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Kale + Tahini is the best combo!
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    Lee
    May 23, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    WILLWORKFORCHICKEN

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    Beverley @ Born to Sweat
    May 24, 2016 at 11:45 am

    hahaha Davida i LOVEEE the sassitude. its a good look for ya.
    and i agree, the kale salad at Gusto is insanely good. But sometimes i’d prefer to save my money and eat at home. Going to try this soon!!
    Beverley @ Born to Sweat recently posted…Oven Roasted Salmon Rice Bowl

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 26, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      True story…I’ve paid $15 to have that salad delivered (and I live a block away). The things I’ll do for that damn salad haha

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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    May 24, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Love your sassitude Davida, never hold it in. And I also love to hear it loud and clear, because it reinforces my belief in myself and my work, because although I find it as obvious that you don’t work for free, sometimes I have a harder time seeing it as obvious regarding myself. I mean, sure there are some exceptions when even if you work free there are some benefits to you that make the whole arrangement beneficial, but what I meant to say I need to have more confidence in my own worth and quality of work. And such messages from you and other successful bloggers really help in that, so THANK YOU!! 🙂
    Stella @ Stellicious Life recently posted…Oriental Lentil Casserole

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 26, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks so much, lovely! Means the world to me to know my experiences have impacted you. Keep valuing your time and your work! You are WORTH IT!

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    Heather @Gluten-Free Cat
    May 25, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I have a bunch of kale just screaming to be transformed into this incredible looking salad! (And I’ll always work for chocolate.)
    Heather @Gluten-Free Cat recently posted…The Glutening

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 26, 2016 at 9:51 am

      How could I forget about chocolate?! I’d work for chocolate too 😉

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    Judy Ha
    April 1, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Made this and eating it now. OMG So good. Thank you for this idea!!!!!!

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