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Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken & Dijon Tahini Dressing

We’ve been eating quite a bit of kale around these parts and I’m not complaining. We grew kale all winter in one of our hoop houses and this spring at has really taken off. Sweet, tender and delicious. We’ve been adding kale to our morning smoothies, scrambled eggs and of course plenty of salads. This particular salad highlights the first of the radishes and some tender chicken breasts that we grilled a few evening ago. It comes together in a flash (especially if you grill your chicken in advance) and is tossed in a tangy dijon tahini dressing. Perfect served as a side with a cup of our Spring Greens Soup. I hope you all enjoy this salad as much as we do. Grab a fork!

Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm.

Spring Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken & Dijon Tahini Dressing

Prep Time: 15 min    Cook Time: 0 min    Serves: 4

  • 1/4 cup tahini (I recommend this brand)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1//2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon capers, drained
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon style mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large bunch of kale, tough stems trimmed and torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 grilled chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3-4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 of a small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup toasted raw almonds, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Use and immersion blender or small food processor to whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. Taste test and adjust seasonings as needed. Set aside.
  2. Place the chopped kale in a large bowl, drizzle with 2 Tablespoons of the dressing and use your hands to massage the dressing into the leaves until they become tender and turn bright green. Toss in the remainder of the ingredients and drizzle with more dressing. Serve.


*Use this recipe as a guide *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary

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4 thoughts on “Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken & Dijon Tahini Dressing

  1. That sounds perfect! The tahini dressing seals the deal!

  2. Keri says:

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing.


  3. Hillary says:

    This salad is PERFECT! The flavors are so well-balanced, delicious and refreshing. This will definitely become a summer staple.
    One trick I learned with kale & I recommend to all my friends: the kale massage! Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice and olive oil + a healthy pinch of kosher salt. Massage the kale with your hands (about 3-5 minutes). Allow to sit for 10+ minutes, and then dress. This just softens up tough kale and allows your main dressing to better coat the leaves.

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