Micro Green + Kale Salad w/ Tahini

November 25, 2014

Micro Green + Kale Salad w/ Tahini | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipeMicro Green + Kale Salad w/ Tahini | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipe

Happy early Thanksgiving! Assuming most everyone has their holiday recipes gathered up, featuring plenty of indulgent and filling plates that will leave most of us in a nice food coma for the later half of this coming Thursday, I’m bringing you a salad. A light, fresh, cleansing, give-life-back-to-me-I-ate-too-much-pie salad. For the sake of raw enzymes and in the name of nutrition, I make a point to eat a HUGE salad loaded with raw veggies every other day. This combination has been a new favorite of mine the past few weeks, and so I am passing it onto you here. Hopefully it will help give you the nutrient boost you need this weekend to prepare for all the decadence that is to follow with the new holiday season beginning next week (Eeeeee! Bring on CHRISTMAS). Let’s feed our bodies well and keep a balance this holiday season with cookies and… salad.

Micro Green + Kale Salad w/ Tahini | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipeMicro Green + Kale Salad w/ Tahini | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipeMicro Green + Kale Salad w/ Tahini | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipeMicro Green + Kale Salad w/ Tahini | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipe

Tid Bits: You can use whichever lettuce and veggies you love, just finely chop or shred as many as you can muster and toss together with this dreamy tahini. Don’t be scared by how much tahini dressing/sauce this makes, it goes fast – because it goes well on everything (steamed broccoli, roasted potatoes, veggie burgers, shredded veggie slaw, burritos, etc.). Scott and I have yet to find a type of food that doesn’t become even tastier with a drizzle of this stuff. Maybe we’re a little tahini crazy. But don’t hate till you try.

Ingredients
Salad
Baby kale
Micro greens
Shredded carrot
Radishes thinly sliced

Tahini Dressing
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup tahini
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne

To make the dressing, blend all the above ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. When adding the water, begin with just one cup and then add one tablespoon at a time until the dressing is thinned out to your liking. This makes around 2 1/2 cups of dressing. Store in a tightly sealed glass jar in the refrigerator for up to one week. Use it on everything.

For the salad, take a handful of each of the ingredients and toss in a bowl with a drizzle of tahini dressing. I tend to make this salad HUGE. Toss some sunflower seeds or pepitas on top for some added crunch (and nutrient boost) or some crisped tempeh to take the protein level up a notch.

8 Comments

  • Reply Caitlin November 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    i’m the same way- always making sure to pack those veggies in my body! i love the look of this salad. so luscious and bountiful!

    • Reply Faring Well November 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Right on. Does the body good <3 And thanks so so much!

  • Reply Lindsey | Mabel & the Wooden Spoon November 26, 2014 at 4:22 am

    I saw these photos and my body was like, “HEY. THAT’S what I’ve been craving! Stop giving me cheese and start giving me THAT.” I’m digging everything about your blog. Thanks for making healthy look so good.

    • Reply Faring Well November 26, 2014 at 7:50 am

      Wow, thank you Lindsey! That’s awesome – the body knows best! Just checked out your blog too and wowza its beautiful.

  • Reply Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table December 5, 2014 at 6:19 am

    What a beautiful, lively salad! I’m ecstatic to have found your site. Expect more repeat visits :)

    • Reply Faring Well December 5, 2014 at 8:22 am

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad. Have a great weekend! <3

  • Reply Micro March 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Awesome blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out.
    Please let me know where you got your design. Kudos

    • Reply Faring Well March 28, 2015 at 9:26 am

      It is the Foodie Theme form StudioPress that I redesigned by hand a ton to basically totally change it.. Haha sorry not really transferable or downloadable! But StudioPress has great themes.

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