Great!!! I knew I would love the tahini sauce because I use it for other salads we enjoy, specifically Salata Tahini--Middle Eastern Tahini Salad and a variation without cucumber and with chickpeas. I used organic green kale, an organic braeburn apple, organic Thompson raisins in place of Craisins for no sugar added, Pakistani pine nuts (real pine nuts) in place of the walnuts which I toasted in a dry pan, greater amount of organic carrot grated, no celery, no beans as I had chikpeas but didn't think they would match too well, tried to buy sprouts but wasn't sure of the kind so I had to leave them out this time, organic tahini, organic freshly squeezed lemon juice, sea salt to taste, organic raw, local honey, plus the water. I want to try this on DH along with a soup.
I had to try this after (Chef #593927) UmmBinat recommended. I used all Organic. I did only add carrots and apples but the sweetness from the apple worked nicely with the raw kale. I also used a little organic apple cider vinegar mixed in the Tahini and a couple drops of spicy sesame oil for a little kick. Next time I will try it with the honey.
Excellent salad! It's quick and easy to make. If you have to reduce the salt in your diet, cut the salt in half and it's still fabulous. I'm going to make more of the dressing to use on other salads as well!
While I am primarily rating the dressing here, this was simply excellent. Sharon 123 has a great eye for flavors and textures and this salad is a prime example. This dressing is just one of those recipes where the flavor pops. I used kale cut fine and I added the apple I had into the mix. I also used toasted walnuts. Didn't have sprouts or edamame. And I threw in some feta cheese. But the salad dressing makes this. If you've been wanting to try a kale salad, this is a great salad dressing for kale and for what ever veggies you might have on hand. However, the apple, the nuts make for a winner on texture and flavor contrasts and so those are pretty important components.
I really wanted this to be delicious. It wasn't. I followed the recipe to a T. I wish I could be more positive but I threw out my salad and I never throw away salad.