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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

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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