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Only-Kale-Can-Save-Us-Now Salad
© 2015 Michelle Schwegmann and Josh Hooten, from Eat Like You Give A Damn: Recipes For The New Ethical Vegan. Reprinted with permission from Book Publishing Co.

There has never been a tastier way to get fresh, raw kale into your daily diet than with this amazing salad.

2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons reduced sodium tamari
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon flax meal
2 teaspoons onion granules
1 teaspoon garlic granules
1/4 cup water, plus more as needed
9 cups curly kale leaves
1/3 cup hemp seeds

Before you get started, you'll need to clean and prepare the kale. Hold the stem of a kale leaf in one hand, and with your other hand pull the leaf up the stem. When you've removed all the leaves from the stems, tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces. Give the leaves a good bath in cold water, and spin them dry in a salad spinner.

Put the tahini, lemon juice, tamari, nutritional yeast, flax meal, onion granules, and garlic granules in a large bowl (large enough to accommodate the kale
leaves). Add the water and whisk to combine, adding more water if the dressing seems too thick (because tahini varies in consistency). Add the kale leaves to the dressing and mix using your hands. Don't be shy now! Rub the dressing into the kale and make sure to distribute it evenly. Sprinkle the hemp seeds over the top if desired (optional). Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the fridge for up to two days.

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