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Massaged Kale & Apple Salad



1/4 cup Tahini

2 Tbsp Lemon juice

2 Tbsp Honey

1/4 tsp each: sea salt, cinnamon, cayene

1 Tbsp Olive oil

Water or vegetable broth, for thinning


1 bunch Kale, chopped with stems removed (~5 cups)

1 cup Roasted Broccoli florets, finely chopped

1 Small apple, diced

1/2 cup Pepitas

1/2 cup Pomegranate seeds

Shaved parmesan, for garnish


Knife and Cutting Board

Small Mixing Bowl

Large Mixing Bowl

Serving Dish

Recipe food groups: [Fruit & Vegetables]


Step 1: In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until combined, thinning with water or broth to reach desired dressing consistency.

Step 2: In a large bowl, combine prepared kale and half of the dressing. Massage kale with the dressing until kale just starts to soften and wilt.

Step 3: Add broccoli, apple, pepitas, pomegranate seeds, and the remaining dressing. Toss to combine.

Step 4: Top the salad with shaved parmesan and serve immediately. If serving more than one day in the future, store vegetables and dressing separately and massage kale when ready to serve.

Helpful Tips

  • Make simple swaps based on what you have in the pantry:
    • Replace honey with maple syrup.
    • Replace pepitas with your favorite roasted nut or seed.