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Vegan kale salad topped with drizzled dressing on a wooden serving platter.
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5 from 5 votes

Vegan Kale Salad

Fresh and colorful vegan kale salad with quinoa and a delicious tahini dressing. This hearty and filling salad can easily be a main course.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Savory
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 405kcal


For the Quinoa:

  • 1 cup Quinoa (170g) Dry Weight
  • 2 cups Water (480ml)

For the Kale:

  • 5 cups Kale (5 ounces / 141g) Stems removed (packed cups)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • tsp Salt

For the Salad:

  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes sliced in half
  • 10 Sundried Tomatoes sliced
  • 10 Pitted Olives sliced in half
  • 15 Walnuts chopped

For the Dressing:

For Serving:

  • 1-2 Medium Avocados Sliced
  • Cilantro


  • Place the quinoa and water into a pot and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed (~15 mins). Once cooked, fluff with a fork.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, add your kale (stems removed) to a big bowl. Add in the olive oil, lemon juice and salt and massage with your hands for around a minute. You will feel the kale fibers soften and break down, creating a nice soft edible kale.
  • Prepare the other salad ingredients, except the avocado and then toss together in a bowl with the kale and toss together.
  • When the quinoa is cooked add it to the bowl and toss together.
  • Prepare the tahini salad dressing by adding all ingredients to a bowl and whisking together.
  • Serve in a salad bowl or salad platter topped with sliced avocado and fresh cilantro and topped with tahini dressing.


  1. This recipe serves 4 if it's a main course and 8 as an appetizer/side.
  2. Nutritional information is for salad only (including cilantro and sliced avocado) and does not include the tahini salad dressing. Nutritional information for the dressing is available on that separate linked recipe.


Serving: 1Serve | Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 24.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Sodium: 328mg | Fiber: 9.1g | Sugar: 5.8g