This Edamamae Kale Salad with Tahini dressing is kind of the dump-any-veggies-in-your-fridge kinda of salad. In addition, everything in this recipe came from Trader Joes - so it wasn't expensive nor does it contain hard-to-find ingredients.
My goal is to help families get healthier foods in their busy bodies as well as create simple recipes that can easily be added to the weekly routines. We all fall victim to the we're just too tired and busy to worry about where dinner is coming from or if the kids had a veggie with their pizza.
Kale Salad Tips: Next time your at Trader Joes grab their pre packaged and boiled edamame beans. So delish! They have a tad bit of salt already which is nice. I marinate my kale in lemon before adding to recipes. It makes it so easy to devour. And the addition of toasted almonds gives the salad a sort of toasty cooked flavor and a crunch.
EDAMAME KALE SALAD WITH TAHINI DRESSING RECIPE
Yields 1 individual salad
¼ cup edamame beans, pre boiled (I used the ones from Traders)
½ cup kale, destemmed + chopped
1 small zucchini, peeled or spiralized
5 cherry tomatoes, chopped into 4 pieces
2 tablespoon raisins
2 tablespoon chopped almonds, toasted
handful fresh herbs likes cilantro
½ lemon, juice
sea salt + pepper
+ In a small bowl combine the chopped kale and the lemon juice, massage. Let sit while you prep the rest of the salad.
+ In a large bowl combine the rest of the ingredients; then add the kale.
+ Toss and add sea salt and pepper to taste.
+ Add ½ tablespoon of tahini dressing (recipe below). Continue to add more dressing to suite your needs.
LEMON TAHINI DRESSING
Yields ½ cup dressing
¼ cup tahini (I used Trader Joe's brand)
½ tablespoon water
1 ½ lemons, juiced
1 tablespoon vegan mayo
+ Blend the above ingredients in a blender until smooth.