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Chopped Kale and Chickpea Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing

When you need to whip up a quick salad, this one is a favorite. Chopped kale is tossed with a bright and creamy tahini dressing and savory chickpeas. The perfect kale salad for when you want something quick and incredibly delicious. Also holds up for a day or so very well!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: creamy tahini dressing, kale salad tahini dressing, kale tahini chickpea salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro


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Kale Salad

  • 4 cups Lacinato or Dino kale chopped or shredded
  • 13 ounce Can of chickpeas rinsed
  • 3 Persian cucumbers peeled and chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Vine-tomatoes seeded and chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • Small bunch of fresh mint roughly chopped

Tahini Dressing

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 garlic clove chopped or grated
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • ½-1 cup cup water


  • To make the dressing, add all of the tahini dressing ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. You may need to add more water depending on consistency. Taste for seasoning and adjust.
  • In a large bowl add the chopped kale and start with 1/4 worth of the dressing and use clean hands to massage dressing into the kale.
  • Add the rest of the salad ingredients and mix to combine so the dressing coats everything. Add more tahini dressing if desired and serve.


Make a double batch of the tahini dressing, it will last in a sealed container such as a mason jar for several days. 
If the tahini dressing thickens (which it will as it chills in the fridge), just whisk or blend a bit of warm water until a pourable consistency. 
Kale holds up very well to dressings, but if you wan to make ahead, I suggest not adding the tomatoes or cucumbers until you are ready to serve. 


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 690mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2697IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 4mg