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Cherry Kale Salad with Balsamic Tahini Dressing

This cherry kale salad  features fresh, juicy cherries, tender kale, candied pecans, thinly sliced red onion, tangy goat cheese and creamy avocado. It's a beautiful salad that celebrates the summer cherry!  
Course Salad
Keyword cherry, cherry salad, fresh, healthy dinner, healthy salad, kale salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Dani


Cherry Kale Salad

  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 6 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • Half of a medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pitted bing cherries cut in half
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans regular works too
  • 1 small avocado thinly sliced

Tahini Balsamic Dressing

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup more if desired
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. To a large bowl, add kale and top with remaining salad ingredients.
  2. For dressing, combine the tahini, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and dijon mustard until well combined. Whisk in olive oil until dressing all combined. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Dress salad and toss to coat. Enjoy!