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Rating: 4.25 stars
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

Make this crunchy nutrition-packed salad in a flash. Whip up a second batch of dressing and keep in the fridge to satisfy the next kale craving.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine tahini, soybean oil, lemon juice, water, garlic, soy sauce and sugar in small bowl. Stir until smooth.

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  • Place kale and cucumbers in large bowl. Pour dressing over kale; toss until combined.

  • Marinate for a minimum of 20 minutes, tossing occasionally.

  • Sprinkle with almonds and golden raisins.

Nutrition Facts

163 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 19.8g; fat 9g; sodium 148mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2014
Really nice salad although I didn't have cucumbers so I used carrots broccoli and avocado instead. I also used dried cranberries instead of the raisins and threw in some collards that I needed to use up. I loved the dressing and it's always nice to have a new way to use tahini. I left the sugar out of the dressing and used olive oil. Yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2014
This is a yummy recipe if you use olive oil. The soy oil was insipid. It does not need that much sugar. In fact I added a heaping teaspoon of honey. Great recipe! Read More
(10)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2014
Really nice salad although I didn't have cucumbers so I used carrots broccoli and avocado instead. I also used dried cranberries instead of the raisins and threw in some collards that I needed to use up. I loved the dressing and it's always nice to have a new way to use tahini. I left the sugar out of the dressing and used olive oil. Yummy! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2014
I am not a fan of kale and I keep wanting more! The dressing is similar to what you get in a Japanese steak house. I think I will try it on a spinach and mushroom salad too! I used olive oil instead of the soybean and omitted the sugar almonds and raisins. Will do again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2014
This is a yummy recipe if you use olive oil. The soy oil was insipid. It does not need that much sugar. In fact I added a heaping teaspoon of honey. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/02/2014
This was interesting (at best) and probably very healthy - but that's about the only reason I can think of for making it again. Honestly I think my horse might like it more than I did - and I'm a kale fan! Some of the ingredients (e.g. tahini golden raisins smoked slivered almonds) are not cheap & are not things that I have frequent use for - so they will probably sit in the cupboard forever. I did end up adding dried cranberries towards the end of the meal and that was an improvement. I would suggest substituting dried cranberries instead of the golden raisins. I just found it too 'kale heavy' and would be tempted to cut the kale in half & use bok choy or napa cabbage for the balance. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2014
Love it! This is my first time eating kale salad so I was a little nervous about the taste but I followed the recipe as is and it tasted great. I could taste all the ingredients and it was very refreshing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2014
This could be a five-star recipe I think with these changes: sauté garlic in oil until lightly brown, then add rest of dressing ingredients and heat to boil point, pour hot dressing over prepared kale and toss. Last add sliced cucumbers, nuts and raisins and toss again. The raw garlic was overpowering to me. The hot dressing will wilt the kale also giving it a softer flavor. I'll try it this way next time and give an update. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2014
This recipe is delicious. I did change it a bit by braising the kale and using regular raisins and pine nuts. I paired the kale with lentils and fresh tomato. Absolutely delectable. Also I omitted the cucumber and used olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2014
Delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2019
I've made this recipe many times, substituting honey for the sugar, and using just about half the amount. I prefer to use olive oil over soybean. I make a triple batch and keep it in the fridge for kale salad cravings. I sometimes substitute toasted sesame seeds or pecans for the almonds. The dressing is addictive! Read More
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