Kale Salad with Balsamic Roasted Beets, Horseradish Tahini Dressing and Spicy Maple Pepitas
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Serves: 4-6 servings
 
gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, whole30,
Ingredients
Kale Salad:
Balsamic Roasted Beets
  • 3 medium beets, peeled and cut into 1½-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or ghee
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Horseradish Tahini Dressing:
  • ¼ cup filtered water, plus more as needed
  • ¾ teaspoon unrefined sea salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted sesame tahini
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1-2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, squeezed of excess liquid
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup, to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
[bSpicy Maple Pepitas:[/b]
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • a pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste (optional)
  • pinch sea salt
Instructions
  1. Roast the beets: Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lay a large piece of aluminum foil or parchment paper on baking sheet.
  2. Combine the beets, vinegar, coconut oil, and salt. Pour onto the foil. (Alternatively, you can use a greased baking dish with a lid).
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the beets are tender (it depends on the size of your beets), tossing halfway through. Set aside to cool.
  4. Make the Dressing: Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender, process until smooth and creamy, adding more water as needed to get your desired consistency.
  5. Toast the Pepitas: Add the pepitas to a dry skillet/pan over medium-high heat, toast until lightly golden brown. Watch carefully. Once toasted add maple syrup, cayenne and a pinch of sea salt, reduce heat to low. Let cook just a minute or two, stirring, until the maple syrup reduces and becomes super sticky. Remove the pepitas from the pan to cool and harden a bit.
  6. Serve: Plate the DOLE® Organic Kale Salad Mix top with the Balsamic Roasted Beets, Spicy Maple Pepitas and the Horseradish Tahini Dressing drizzled over top.
Notes
remove sweeteners for Whole30
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at https://tasty-yummies.com/kale-salad-with-balsamic-roasted-beets-horseradish-tahini-dressing-and-spicy-maple-pepitas/