Charred Kale Salad With Tahini Dressing
I get asked a lot of different questions when it comes to how to eat healthy during pregnancy, or when trying to conceive. One of my favorite recipes to really, not only enjoy for its taste but for its nutritional value is this Charred Kale and Tahini salad!

  • 2 tbsps Lime Juice
  • 2 tbsps Tahini
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (divided)
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 4 cups Kale Leaves (stem removed, roughly torn)
  • 2 tsps Sesame Seeds (toasted)
  • 1 Blood Orange (peeled, roughly chopped into segments)
  • 2 tbsps Pumpkin Seeds (optional)
  1. In a blender or food processor, add the lime juice, tahini, 3/4 of the oil, cilantro, salt and water. Blend until smooth and creamy and the sauce is a nice pale green color.
  2. Heat a cast-iron pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the remaining oil and half the kale. Let it cook undisturbed for about 1 minute. Continue cooking while tossing the kale around until it is lightly charred. Remove and repeat the process until all of the kale is lightly charred.
  3. Add the kale to a plate and drizzle with the tahini dressing, top with sesame seeds, orange segments and pumpkin seeds, if using. Enjoy!


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