Kale avocado salad with sesame dressing is a simple side dish to add to your dinner rotation. Made with tuscan kale, toasted almonds, and a delicious sesame tahini dressing.
Kale Avocado Salad
Kale salads are a go-to salads no matter the season. They’re crunchy, versatile, and are hearty enough to be a satisfying meal.
This toasted sesame kale avocado salad is such a flavorful side dish to enjoy as a lunch or dinner. Serve it with a grilled piece of salmon or chicken for an added boost of protein. It’s crisp, savory, and comes together so easily.
Massaging the kale in the sesame tahini dressing helps break down its fibers, making it more easily digestible. I prefer massaging the kale with my hands to help soften it, but using salad tongs works great too!
What you’ll need to make kale avocado salad
- tuscan kale, or any variety you prefer
- thinly sliced red onion
- avocado- when choosing an avocado for salads, I suggest using one that’s not too ripe so it holds its shape in the salad
- tri-color sesame seeds, or regular toasted sesame seeds
- sliced almonds
- grape tomatoes
Everything gets tossed in a tahini sesame dressing made with tahini, toasted sesame oil, honey, and a few other basics. The crunchy nuts on top truly bring the flavors together and add the perfect crunch.
You can serve this with a side of my harissa sesame salmon patties or lemon pepper tofu for a vegan boost of protein.
Add this kale salad to your list the next time you need an easy way to pack in some vegetables to your week! It’s fresh and vibrant, and makes for the perfect side dish!