I find myself constantly texting my brother Dotan for this recipe, so I think it’s about time I actually write it down…and maybe share the deliciousness too! Whole Foods makes this incredible Tehina Kale Salad so my chef of a brother decided to recreate it and take it up a notch! I double dare you to not fall in love with this recipe.
Kale is low in calories, high in fiber and has zero, that’s right, zero fat. It is high in iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Calcium. If you are lactose intolerant it is therefore a great food for you to eat to get the calcium you need. It is full of powerful antioxidants, a great anti-inflammatory food, and good for cardiovascular support. Why we only garnished platters with this delicious veggie until recently, who knows.
- 1 11oz can Tehina
- 2 lemons
- 3 caps olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, diced
- 5 caps apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp garlic salt
- 1 bag fresh precut kale or 1 1/2 bundles kale (always good to get some extra)
Dice the garlic. In a large mixing bowl place the garlic, tehina, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar. Whisk together.
Roll the lemons on the counter so that they soften. Then using a lemon squeezer, squeeze as much juice out of them as possible into the mixing bowl. Whisk together to form a thick dressing.
Wash the kale and then remove the leafs from the stems. Break up the kale with your hands and fill the bowl.
Then using tongs, mix the kale until fully coated with the dressing. If the kale is coated and there is more of the dressing at the bottom of the bowl, add more kale. This is why I recommend buying extra kale if you use a bundle, because once removed from stems, the exact amount will vary. Usually a bundle and a half of kale works for me.
Then cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge overnight. The longer it sits, the more of the mixture it will soak up. So usually I make it the night before I plan to serve it for lunch or dinner. The kale stays good for a week.
- If you want to add a crunch you could add some crushed nuts or toasted ramen before serving