Kale Salad with Avocado, Goat Cheese and Tahini Dressing

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Avocado and Tahini Dressing

Do you guys know what next week is??? It’s 4th of July!!! (!!!!) Kind of my favorite day ever. Well after Halloween. And ROT Rally. But it’s up there! If you have been a longtime reader (and if you are, you are probably related to me) you may recall our annual trek to Michigan for a long weekend of themes, booze, and Edward 40 Hands. It’s a time! This year, I’ll make sure to take a few blog appropriate photos too. Since most of the weekend is spent in patriotic bikinis and speedos, I’m trying to cut back on the rugelach and day glo challah and eat more salads instead! Like this Kale Salad with Avocado, Goat Cheese and Tahini Dressing. Is anyone else unhealthily obsessed with Kale? Bueller? Well I am. And even though some kale purists say you shouldn’t eat it raw, I like it. And whateva, I so what I want! So let’s make a gosh darn salad. Here is all Jew need:

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Avocado and Tahini Dressing

First up, prep your kale by washing it well and cutting it off of the stem. Like so:

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Avocado and Tahini Dressing

The massage the kale leaves in a large bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, half of the lemon juice and a pinch of kosher salt. This is the secret to tasty raw kale! The prep the red onions and red pepper. Would y’all like to see some videos on prepping veggies?

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Avocado and Tahini Dressing

Meanwhile, make the dressing! Whisk together tahini, extra virgin olive oil, water, vinegar, lemon juice, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper to taste.

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Avocado and Tahini Dressing

Now add the red onions and red peppers to the kale and dress with the tahini dressing and sesame seeds.

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Avocado and Tahini Dressing

Toss and garnish with avocado, goat cheese and sunflower seeds.

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Avocado and Tahini Dressing

Plate and EAT!!!

Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Avocado and Tahini Dressing

Kale Salad with Avocado, Goat Cheese and Tahini Dressing
 
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A hearty kale salad with healthy avocado, tangy goat cheese and salty sunflower seeds! The perfect side dish or light main.
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Recipe type: Jewish
Cuisine: Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 large bunch kale (about 10 cups)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (plus more to drizzle on kale)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 medium red pepper, sliced thin
  • ¼ cup tahini paste
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons water to reach desired consistency
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Black pepper
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup crumpled goat cheese
  • ¼ cup salted and roasted sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. First up, prep your kale by washing it well and cutting it off of the stem.
  2. The massage the kale leaves in a large bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, half of the lemon juice and a pinch of kosher salt. This is the secret to tasty raw kale! The prep the red onions and red pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, make the dressing! Whisk together tahini, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, water, lemon juice, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Now add the red onions and red peppers to the kale and dress with the tahini dressing and sesame seeds.
  5. Toss and garnish with avocado, goat cheese and sunflower seeds.

 

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  1. Mae :o) says

    Making this right now. Mouth is watering! But just not sure how much water to put for the dressing. Let me know — don’t want to ruin a fantastic recipe. ;) TIA

  2. Meg says

    I just made this and it was awesome! I substituted the goat cheese with mozzarella because it’s what I had on hand.

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