This kale tahini caesar salad is a delicious way to change up your veggie game! It has a creamy tahini dressing that’s massaged into a bed of kale, then topped with crispy spiced chickpeas and pickled red onions.
This salad is packed with the most delicious flavor, and really takes your dinner game up a notch.
We love having salads as part of our dinner at least twice a week. Most times, its a basic green salad. Other times, I like to spice things up.
This kale tahini caesar salad has been a favorite of mine for so long! It’s really simple to make, and can be eaten as is, or as a side dish.
The crispy spiced chickpeas really make this salad. They’re honestly addicting on their own. You toss the chickpeas in a simple seasoning with olive oil, then bake them until they get that perfect crunch.
They would be delicious as a snack, or as a topping to any other salad!
How to make Kale Tahini Salad
Prep your pickled onions: the first step to making this salad is to make the pickled red onions. Ideally, you should make them a few days in advance to soak up the flavors. But, letting them sit for at least an hour in the vinegar mixture should do the trick if you’re in a pinch for time!
Bake the chickpeas: drain your canned chickpeas, and toss them in the spices and olive oil. Bake them for about 25 minutes, and then let them sit in the closed oven for an additional 5 minutes to get extra crispy
Make your dressing: the dressing ingredients are whisked together until smooth, and then massaged into the kale while the chickpeas cook. This helps breakdown the fiber in the kale, making it softer and more enjoyable to eat and digest!
Assemble your salad: once all of the ingredients are prepped, toss it all together and serve!
Other ways to use your pickled onions
I love prepping the pickled red onions at the beginning of the week so that I can enjoy them with other meals. Here are a few other ways to use those pickled red onions:
- in your tacos– whether you’re enjoying breakfast tacos, black bean tacos, or fish tacos, these pickled red onions add the best flavor!
- in your sandwiches: top your favorite sandwich with the onions for a little bit of zest
- avocado toast: take your avocado toast up a notch by adding some pickled onions on top
- over a salad: these onions would taste delicious over any salad!
This salad is so delicious, and packed with flavor! I can’t wait for you guys to try it. Be sure to leave a rating and review if you do! 🙂