My love for a good salad runs deep; My love for a good salad dressing runs even deeper. This Mediterranean Kale Salad is the BEST of both worlds! It’s a simple salad with a creamy and addictively delicious dressing.
This salad is based on one I love at a local restaurant and it’s the perfect salad as a side dish or on it’s own with an additional protein of choice.
Fresh Kale cut thin so it’s light and not chewy, chickpeas, tomatoes, quick pickled onions and the best creamy tahini-lemon-sherry vinaigrette. Seriously this dressing is so yummy! It’s fresh, creamy and has a slight sweetness and tang from the sherry vinegar. If nothing else, make this dressing… you won’t regret it!
Mediterranean Kale Salad with Tahini Sherry Vinaigrette
A simple and savory salad that will be enjoyed by even non-kale lovers. Thinly cut kale, chickpeas, tomatoes, quick pickled onions and the best creamy tahini-lemon-sherry vinegar dressing. Perfect on as a side salad or with an additional protein.
Prep Time30 minutesmins
Total Time30 minutesmins
Course: Salads, Sides, Holidays
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family
1bunch kalede-stemmed cut into thin strips or pieces
1/2 - 1cupgrape tomatoescut in half
1cupchickpeasdrained and rinsed
1/2 - 1red onionsliced (This may make more pickled onions that you want for one salad but stays in fridge for a few days)
3tablespoonsred wine vinegarfor pickling onions
1/2teaspoonkosher saltfor pickling onions
Tahini Sherry Vinaigrette (may make more than you need for the salad, saves well for a few days in refrigerator)
2tablespoonsalmond milk yogurt
1/4 - 1/2cupwater
Make pickled onions by combining onions, vinegar, and salt a bowl; let stand 20 minutes. Drain and set aside
Place all ingredients starting with only 1/4 cup water in a food processor or blender.
Pulse until combined and creamy.
Add additional 1/4 cup water if too thick. (sometimes the tahini will be thicker or thinner than other times so the water allows you to adjust thickness of dressing).
Taste and adjust to tastes if desired. Set aside. Can be done ahead of time and kept in refrigerator.
Combine kale with a few spoonfuls of dressing. Add chickpeas, tomatoes and pickled onions to taste reserving a few for garnish on top. Add another spoonful of dressing or more to taste. Garnish with pickled onion and serve.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...