Kale and Cucumber Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Kale and Cucumber Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Kale and Cucumber Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Combine tahini, soybean oil, lemon juice, water, garlic, soy sauce and sugar in small bowl. Stir until smooth.
  2. Place kale and cucumbers in large bowl. Pour dressing over kale; toss until combined.
  3. Marinate for a minimum of 20 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  4. Sprinkle with almonds and golden raisins.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 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!

May 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!

Jun 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.

May 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.

Jun 24, 2014


Mar 03, 2015

Loved this salad, great flavor combinations!

Aug 31, 2014

I crave this recipe and it uses up all the kale in my garden. I don't see any reason to add the oil - the tahini serves that purpose. Garden zucchini can be substituted when the cucumber runs out. Better on hte first night.


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  • Calories
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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