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My Go-To Winter Salad

Winter Salad with Tahini Dressing

A simple, healthy, and delicious winter salad topped with plant-protein and a sweetened tahini dressing! The perfect plant-based salad for when you're on-the-go or in need of something healthy and fulfilling!
Course Entree, Lunch, Salads
Keyword healthy lunch ideas, healthy salad recipes, Winter salad recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Tracey Gene


  • 1 bunch Tuscan Kale leaves
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1-2 sweet potatoes sliced
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • healthy pinch of salt and pepper

Topping Ideas:

  • cherry tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • red bell peppers
  • radishes
  • avocado

Tahini Dressing

  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tsp maple syrup pure (dark color grade preferred)
  • 5 tbsp filtered water
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Plant-Protein Ideas:

  • crunchy chickpeas
  • sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with foil.  Add sliced sweet potatoes and toss with avocado oil, and spices: chili powder, sweet paprika, salt, and pepper. Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes until tender and soft.
  • Remove Tuscan Leaves from the stems and split apart the leaves into smaller pieces. Add 1/2 lemon juice and massaged kale leaves with your hands.
  • Prepare other vegetables by chopping them to desired bite-sized pieces.

Tahini Dressing Instructions:

  • Add tahini, lemon juice, and maple syrup to a bowl and whisk to combine.  Add 1 tbsp of water at a time, whisking until desired consistency.

To Serve:

  • Add massage kale leaves to a bowl, top with the roasted sweet potatoes, and desired vegetables: cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, avocado, red bell peppers, etc. Top with plant-protein: crunchy chickpeas, sesame seeds, and hemp hearts.  Drizzle dressing on top and serve.
  • Best when fresh, but if you are meal-prepping, store dressing in a separate bowl.