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This delicious Creamy Kale Salad is tossed with a maple tahini dressing and dotted with apples, sprouts, almonds, and sesame seeds. It's an easy to make side dish recipe that is naturally vegan + gluten-free and can easily be made paleo. | theendlessmeal.com

Creamy Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Easy

Description

This delicious Creamy Kale Salad is tossed with a maple tahini dressing and dotted with apples, sprouts, almonds, and sesame seeds. It’s an easy to make side dish recipe that is naturally vegan + gluten-free and can easily be made paleo.


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Ingredients

For the maple tahini dressing:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons each: maple syrup, and miso (omit miso for paleo)
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated on a Microplane or very finely minced
  • A pinch of cayenne
  • 34 tablespoons hot tap water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the kale salad:

  • 6 cups kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • A few small handfuls of alfalfa sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the tahini, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, miso, garlic, and cayenne. Add 3-4 tablespoons of hot water, to thin. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl, drizzle with the dressing and toss to coat.