Garlicky Kale and Tahini Dressing

Beautiful bunches of kale

I probably don’t need to say it again, but farm shares are the best thing ever. Nearly all of the veggie dishes I have on here so far have vegetables from the farm share. We have been getting some awesome bunches of kale (and swiss chard), and while I would like to take all the kale and make kale chips, sometimes it is good to switch it up.  Don’t get me wrong, kale chips are still one of the best things on/from earth, but every now and then sauteed kale is the way to go. It lets the kale retain it’s “earthy” flavor, as the boyfriend would say. So returning once more to Vegan with a Vengeance (one of the best investments ever, I would say), I made the garlicky kale and tahini dressing as a side one day. Honestly, I don’t remember what the main dish was because these really stole the show. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, I wanted the kale itself to be less garlicky since there would be garlic in the dressing as well. I used 2 cloves of garlic, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to saute the garlic and kale, adding some water to the pot to give the kale something to cook in (for about5-8 minutes). Also, I left the stems right in the kale. I know some people like to remove them, but they are edible and a little extra fiber never hurt anyone.

You will love this!

Onto the dressing. This stuff is so great. It makes a good amount (but I ended up using the rest later, as you shall one day read about I’m sure). Combined with kale, it has to be one of the best side dishes ever, it would really steal the show from whatever else you’d serve with it. It is fairly garlickly though, so if you do not like TOO much garlic I would recommend adding less, particularly if you are going to be cooking the kale in garlic as well. With the leftover dressing I had it later on a salad (delicious!), served over broiled tofu and roasted red peppers (super delicious!) and also as a dressing for Morningstar BBQ Riblets. It can’t imagine anyone not loving this stuff.

the perfect couple



  1. jd Said:

    I happen to have a big bunch of kale in my fridge right now – looks like I’ll have to give this recipe a try. Mmmm…

    • I totally recommend it! That, or the kale chips. The first time I made kale chips my taste buds were very happy!

  2. organarchy Said:

    I am so happy to see kale as a MoFo blog post STAR! I am getting down on this for sure! Happy MoFo’ing!

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