Warm Kale Salad with Tahini Ginger Dressing & Avocado

Tahini, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, sambal oelek, honey and rice vinegar make for a magical combination of salty, sweet and spicy that makes me hungry even if I’ve just eaten.

Ingredients for tahini-ginger-sesame dressing by Eve Fox, the Garden of Eating, copyright 2015

Paired with warm, hearty greens and slices of soft, buttery avocado and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and sea salt it makes for an unforgettable salad.

Kale by Eve Fox, the Garden of Eating, copyright 2015

 

Yields Serves 4-6

Warm Kale Salad with Tahini Ginger Dressing & Avocado
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Ingredients

    for the dressing
  • 1/4 cup oil (grapeseed, sunflower or safflower)
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 3 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce (I only had soy so I used that)
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar (unseasoned)
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek or sriracha (you can use more if you like it hotter -- I'm wimpy about heat)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed or finely chopped
  • A 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped or grated
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • For the salad
  • 2 bunches organic kale, ribs removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Sprinkle of sea salt
  • Few grinds of white pepper

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing as far ahead of time as you can -- it improves with age. Mix all the ingredients together and stir or shake to combine then taste it and adjust the flavors as needed until you're happy.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil then submerge the greens for 2-3 minutes until softened. Remove and drain then toss hot with the dressing, stirring well to coat all the kale evenly. Slice the avocado over the top and sprinkle liberally with the sesame seeds, a little sea salt and a few grinds of white pepper. Serve warm.
https://www.care2.com/greenliving/warm-tahini-ginger-kale-salad.html

 

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139 comments

Jack Y
Jack Y2 months ago

thanks

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Jack Y
Jack Y2 months ago

thanks

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John J
John J2 months ago

thanks for sharing

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John J
John J2 months ago

thanks for sharing

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Angel W
Past Member 3 months ago

good stuff
thanx

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Janis K
Janis K3 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Chrissie R
Chrissie R3 months ago

https://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-horrifying-truth-about-avocados.html

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O3 months ago

This time of year I need hot food.

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O3 months ago

Never heard of sambal

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Elaine W
Elaine W3 months ago

I have lots of volunteer kale in the garden so this is a great idea.

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