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Mediterranean Kale Salad with Dates & Pine Nuts

  • Author: Gonul
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Sides, Salads
  • Method: Toss
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


Try this Mediterranean kale salad with dates & pine nuts recipe for a tasty, healthy micronutrient bomb! All vegan, oil-free, and delicious.



  • 6 cups kale, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp water (as needed)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup dates, pitted, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • salt & pepper as desired


  1. Prepare the kale by removing thoroughly washing, removing the hard stems, then chopping to desired size.
  2. Make the lemon tahini dressing by mixing the tahini, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add water to thin out the dressing as needed, depending on the consistency of your tahini.
  3. Massage the kale with the dressing for a few minutes.
  4. Remove the dates’ pits and chop them.
  5. Add olive oil in a small pan over medium heat, then sautee the pine nuts & dates for a few minutes. You can skip the oil and sautee with water as well.
  6. Add pine nuts & dates into the rest of the salad and serve immediately. Pomegranate seeds optional.

Keywords: kale, vegan, pine nuts, salad, dates, pomegranate seeds