Summer Sides: Garbanzo Kale Salad With Lemon Tahini Dressing

This post is part of our Summer Sides series for the month of July from Jill of a Better Happier St. Sebastian.

Lemon Tahini dressing

1 lemon, juiced
2 tbs tahini
1 tbs warm water
1/2 tbs cider vinegar
1/4 tbs honey
1 clove garlic minced
salt and pepper

In a small nonreactive bowl, combine tahini, lemon juice, honey, cider vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk together until a thick mixture is formed. Slowly whisk  in warm water (approximately 1 tbs) until the mixture thins to desired consistency.

kale salad

Garbanzo Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

1 large head Lacinato or Tuscan kale
1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbs olive oil, divided
1 tbs harissa spice powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbs tahini dressing

In a medium skillet over high heat, warm 1tbs olive oil. When shimmering, add garbanzo beans, salt and pepper and harissa spice powder. Toss to coat and let cook, undisturbed for 2 minutes (garbanzo beans may pop, this is normal). Stir thoroughly and cook another 2 minutes, until garbanzo beans are crispy and some may be slightly charred. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, warm remaining 1 tbs olive oil. When heated, add kale tossing to coat. Season with salt and pepper and cook until kale beings to wilt, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add in garbanzo beans, toss to combine and cook covered for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours.

To serve, top or toss kale and garbanzo salad with tahini dressing.

kale salad

kale salad

For more of Jill’s recipes visit her blog a Better Happier St. Sebastian.

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9 years ago

Ohhhh sounds delish.

9 years ago

Looks delicious! Just a heads up though, olive oil doesn’t take high heat very well, so you might want to use another type of oil if the recipe needs high heat.

9 years ago

This looks absolutely amazing and the recipe is so simple– can’t wait to try it.

Thank you. xo

9 years ago

This looks so amazing! Can’t wait to make this for dinner this week. Thanks for sharing.

9 years ago

It was very tasty and will make it again. Didn’t have harissa powder but made it and the spice was a lovely blend of hot but tasty spice. will definitely make this again. Used swiss chard and beet tops along with tuscan kale and was delicious!

9 years ago

Looks very interesting and so healthy.. I wanna try this cause its my first time knowing about this recipe.

It looks amazing, like something I could eat tonight.