A quick and easy kale salad with lemon-tahini dressing. It's vitamin-packed with raw grated carrot and beet, roasted pumpkin seeds and hulled hemp seeds. Simple, delicious and healthy!
Add the kale to a large salad bowl along with the lemon juice, oil, maple syrup, salt and garlic. Use your hands to massage the kale and break down its texture a bit until the kale starts to soften and wilt, 3-5 minutes. Set aside to let the kale to “marinate” for 15-20 minutes. This gives the kale leaves extra time to soften.
To prepare dressing, add the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, sea salt, and pepper to a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning, if desired. Set aside.
Pour the dressing over the kale and toss until evenly coated. Add the grated carrot and beet and toss again. Sprinkle with the toasted pumpkin seeds and hulled hemp seeds.
Serve and enjoy!
TIP: Lacinto kale (also known as Tuscan kale) is terrific for salads. It is more tender than curly kale which means it softens quicker after being "massaged".