Hearty Summer Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette





This super salad is hearty while still being a light summer side. Super easy to create too!



One Zucchini

Two Carrots

One head of lacinato kale

One can of chickpeas

Two cups of cooked quinoa

One cup basil leaves (chopped up depending on the size)

Eight crimini mushrooms

One gala apple

One avocado

1/2 red onion


3/4 cup tahini

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp tamari sauce

Juice from half a lemon or lime

1-2 tsp pure maple syrup

1 tbsp water

1 mason jar


Spiralize the zucchini and the carrots and set aside

Cut or tear kale into manageable pieces, small or large, doesn’t matter

Massage kale with a pinch of salt and some lemon juice and set aside

Sautee chickpeas and mushrooms in a pan with salt and pepper

Cook quinoa as per directions on bag

When the warm ingredients are done cooking add them to the bowl with the kale

Slice the other ingredients and add them to the salad along with the spirazlied veggies

Dress with the dressing mixed by shaking your mason jar. Taste dressing to see if you prefer more sweetness from the syrup or adding a bit more salt or vinegar.  More water can be added if you prefer a thinner dressing.

Voila! That’s it! Super fast, healthy and really yummy the next day. To ensure the avocado and apples don’t brown too fast, juice the other half of the lemon or lime over the salad before storing in refrigerator. Perfect for your next summer bbq.


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