This recipe includes all your favourite tastes in one simple salad – sweet, spicy, savoury and salty. With massaged kale and a creamy garlic, tahini dressing, topped with luscious juicy nectarines, and salted caramel walnuts... it's guaranteed to win over your heart, and taste buds. Show off your culinary skills at the next BBQ with this summer salad. Yum!
Ingredients for Salad:
2 heads of kale, washed
1/4 of a red onion, minced
2–3 nectarines, sliced
2 handfuls of salted caramel walnuts
Ingredients for Dressing:
1 cup chopped zucchini
3 tbsp of tahini (and 1 additional tbsp for garnish)
1 small clove of garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1–2 small chili peppers
1 tsp of coconut aminos or Bragg's soy sauce
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup water
pinches of pink Himalayan salt
Massage your washed kale, until it turns soft and a rich green colour. Chop the kale finely and place in a large salad bowl. Add the minced red onions.
In a food processor or blender, blend all the ingredients listed for the dressing, except for the avocado and chili pepper. A good thing to keep in mind when using fresh chili, is to add a little bit of the pepper at a time, to make sure that the dressing is not overpowered with spice. Also, adding the avocado last, prevents your dressing from turning into a mousse. Finish up the dressing by adding in the chili pepper to your taste, as well as the avocado. Combine the dressing with the kale and mix thoroughly. Top with nectarines and salted caramel walnuts. Plate and drizzle the additional tahini.
Salad dressings can be a fun way to explore your intuitive cravings. Some delicious additions for this dressing are sun dried tomatoes, turmeric, fresh chives, fresh tomato, fresh basil, lemon and chia seeds.