This salad is good as a side dish or to just enjoy with a slice of toast.
- 15 oz (425 g) can of white beans or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 2-3 lemons juiced, 6-7 T juice
- 10 oz (300 g), (1 big bunch) chopped kale (large stems removed)
- 3 T maple syrup or agave
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 2-3 T chopped parsley
- salt, pepper and olive oil
A: Prepare the beans: in a small bowl, combine drained beans, 1 T lemon juice, 1 T olive oil, 1/2 t salt and the chopped parsley.
B: Prepare the kale: in a large bowl, combine kale, 2 T lemon juice, 1 T olive oil, 1 T maple syrup or agave, pinch each of salt and pepper, 1 garlic clove, minced. Use hands to massage the kale to break down its texture a bit, and to season the salad.
C: Prepare the dressing: in a small bowl, combine tahini,, 1 garlic clove, minced, 3-4 T lemon juice, 2 T maple syrup or agave, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Add hot water if needed to make it easier to pour. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
D: Combine the beans and the kale, and when ready to serve, pour over the dressing. We rarely have any leftovers, but the salad is still good after 1-2 days in the fridge.