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Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing {Surprise Baby Shower}

Kale salad with lemon tahini dressing for Liz’s surprise baby shower!

kale salad with lemon tahini dressing

Surprise!  Today I am participating in a surprise baby shower for Liz of The Lemon Bowl. Liz is a fellow Michigan blogger that I had the pleasure of meeting last year.  Liz already has a very handsome little boy and soon is going to be adding another little boy to the family.

Honoring Liz’s love of lemons Kristen, Sheila, and Rachel decided to put together a lemon themed shower for Liz.  Liz is all about healthy eating so I brought a kale salad to the shower.  Hubby is usually not a big fan of kale but even he is a fan of kale salad.  The key is to massage the dressing into the kale leaves to soften the leaves a little.

This version of a kale salad includes apples, carrots,and pumpkin seeds for a nice crunch.  The lemon tahini dressing is tangy and creamy.

Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Yield: Serves 4-6


  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1-2 apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbs toasted pumpkin seeds
  • For the Dressing
  • 2 Tbs tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • water as needed for proper consistency


  1. In a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the dressing and set aside
  2. In a medium bowl toss the kale, apples, and carrots. Pour the dressing over the kale and lightly massage the dressing into the kale.
  3. Top with the pumpkin seeds
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kale salad with lemon tahini dressing

Congratulations Liz!  I hope you were surprised!

Be sure and visit all of the great blogs below to see what lemon-themed dishes everyone brought to the party.






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  1. Looks like a fabulous fall salad! I’ve never tried Tahini but I just know I’d love it. I need to crawl out from under this rock and make this salad!

  2. What a nice salad! I love tahini and I’m sure it makes for a delicious dressing. :) It was a pleasure bringing goodies with you to Liz’s shower!

  3. Tahini dressing — how perfect! I have yet to try a kale salad…might need to start w/ this one!

  4. I am all about this salad!! Why have I never tried tahini with kale?! Brilliant combo. Thank you for coming to my shower!! xo

  5. What a great starter! I love the dressing! Congrats again Liz!

  6. Such a healthy salad! Love this!

  7. Perfect for Fall and the dressing sounds amazing!

  8. I love me some kale!! And the lemon tahini dressing, forget about it!

  9. Oh this looks so good Jamie!

  10. I love EVERYTHING about this salad!

  11. What a refreshing salad!! Great job!

  12. Aww, I love that you brought something healthy to the party! I bet Liz would be all over this. :)

  13. That looks delish!

    ~Have a lovely day!

  14. This is my kind of salad, brilliant flavor combo!!

  15. I love the pumpkin seeds in this – what a great salad!

  16. What a flavorful salad :) the dressing sounds perfect!


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