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Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Kale is an ideal way to get your leafy greens; the vegetable is packed with nutrients. And this salad adds a little creaminess to kale, allowing you to indulge a bit while you're still doing something awesome for your body. Adapting the recipe from http://cookieandkate.com, we added some more tahini and kept the amount of water low for the dressing.

See also:

- White beans and kale with parsnips on Meatless Monday

- Vegan Caesar salad for a substantial serving of greens on Meatless Monday

- Vegan pasta with kale and butter beans for lunch on Meatless Monday

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

You will need:

1 bunch curly kale (red or green will work)

Sea salt

1 avocado

1-2 carrots

2 teaspoons black sesame seeds

1/3 cup tahini

1 tablespoon mellow white miso

1 1/2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar

1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

small handful cilantro, stems removed

1/4 cup water (less, perhaps)

pinch red pepper flakes

dash soy sauce

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

1. Rinse the kale and tear into bite-size pieces, removing the stems.

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Take a pinch of salt in the palm of your hand.

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Grab a handful of kale.

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Massage the kale until it's fragrant and dark green -- a couple of minutes.

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Lookin' good!

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

2. Peel the carrot...

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

...then use the peeler to slice thin pieces of carrot over the bed of kale.

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

3. Measure the tahini into a bowl.

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Add the miso, brown rice vinegar and sesame oil.

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Add the water and the cilantro.

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Whisk the dressing together.

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

4. Slice the avocado and throw on top. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

Kale salad with creamy tahini dressing for an easy dinner on Meatless Monday

Toss with the dressing and serve.