Garlicky Kale Salad

This recipe was sent to me from my friend and colleague Cecilia.  I have never been a fan of green vegetables and especially crinkly lettuces…they always seemed to get caught in my throat.  I was skeptical of this recipe.  But in my new vegan adventure state, I gave it a try….and to my surprise, I’ve loved it!!!

I highly recommend making sure the kale sits at least a few hours, if not at least overnight.



Inspired by the Whole Foods salad bar
Author: Eating Bird Food
Recipe type: Salad
1 bunch raw kale, washed, de-stemmed and dried
2 Tablespoons tahini
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or water)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos (tamari or soy sauce would work too)
4 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons minced garlic (1 – 2 cloves of garlic)
sesame seeds, to taste as garish (optional)

  • Break or cut kale into bite size pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • Puree all ingredients except kale and sesame seeds in a blender or food processor to blend the dressing.
  • Pour dressing over kale and massage into the kale with your hands until all pieces of kale are coated.
  • Let the salad sit in the fridge for an hour or so to marinate. You can skip this step if you need to eat right away, but allowing some time to marinate will wilt the kale a bit and make it a little more palatable – particularly for those who are skeptical of eating raw kale.
  • Sprinkle on some sesame seeds before serving if so desired.
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