Bitter Greens Salad With Sesame Dressing

Bitter Greens Salad With Sesame Dressing

[Photograph: Shao Z]

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  • Yield:Serves 4-6
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:20 minutes to 1 hour


  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces kale, stems removed, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 3 ounces turnip greens, stems removed, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 2 ounces baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion (about 1/2 small)


  1. 1.

    Combine tahini, water, sesame oil, soy sauce, and vinegar in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. 2.

    Combine kale and turnip greens in a large bowl and add 2 tablespoons dressing. Massage mixture gently until leaves begin to wilt, about 5 minutes. Refrigerate and let rest at least 10 minutes and up to 1 hour.

  3. 3.

    To serve, add arugula and remaining dressing. Toss to coat, season to taste with salt and pepper, add onions, and serve.