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Delicious kale salad with tahini dressing, walnuts, figs and red cabbage in a pink bowl on marble.
10 Minute Kale Salad with The Best Tahini Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This is one of the best kale salad’s I’ve ever made and I’ve made hundreds of kale salads. This raw kale salad is not only quick to toss together but it’s simple, can be whipped up in 10 minutes and uses a few basic ingredients. Serve this vegan kale salad with apples, cranberries or any other fruit you’d like if you can’t find fresh figs. 

Course: Main Course, Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale salad, probiotics, healthy, guthealth, wellness, healthyeating
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 309 kcal
Author: Amie
Kale Salad
  • 1 head dinosaur (flat) kale finely chopped and stems removed
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil extra-virgin
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 head Swiss chard finely chopped and stems removed
  • 1 medium purple cabbage thinly sliced
  • 4 large fresh figs halved
  • 2 Tbsp. walnuts chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
Tahini Dressing
  • 4 Tbsp. tahini well-stirred
  • 6 Tbsp. warm water
  • 1 tsp. chickpea miso paste optional
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • chili powder pinch
Kale Salad
  1. Massage the kale in a large mixing bowl using your hands with the lemon juice, olive oil, and sea salt, to taste. Massage for 2 minutes or until the kale is very tender and dark green. 

  2. Add the Swiss chard, cabbage, figs, walnuts, mint and lemon zest. Set aside. 

Tahini Dressing
  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix together all the dressing ingredients until it forms your desired dressing consistency. 

  2. Add more water or lemon juice, if needed. Drizzle this dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Make sure your tahini is very very creamy and not hard. I suggest using the 365 Whole Foods Market brand here because it's easy to drizzle and it's not rock hard like many other brands!

Nutrition Facts
10 Minute Kale Salad with The Best Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 522mg23%
Potassium 1223mg35%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 10420IU208%
Vitamin C 190.2mg231%
Calcium 247mg25%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.