The Best Vegan Creamy Tahini Caesar Salad

5 from 2 reviews

The Best Vegan Creamy Tahini Caesar Salad made with an easy 5-ingredient caesar dressing and tossed with delicious gluten-free breadcrumbs! Paleo, nut-free and easy to prep.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins

Yield: Serves 2-3 1x




  • 1 large head of kale/1 large bag of tuscan kale, washed and stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil (or sub olive oil)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs (I crushed up these crackers!)
  • Other mix-in ideas: hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts

Creamy tahini dressing:

  • 1/2 cup creamy tahini
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup water (plus more if needed)


  1. In a food processor or blender, add the tahini dressing ingredients and pulse well until creamy (took about 1 minute for me and if too thick – add more water)
  2. In a large bowl, add the kale and massage with oil and lemon for a couple minutes to cut the bitterness (I used my hands)
  3. Toss the kale in desired amount of dressing then mix in any mix-in’s you are craving
  4. Top with protein desired or enjoy as is (I love adding these paleo chicken tenders!)


*Store leftover salad in fridge for 2-3 days

**Store leftover dressing in fridge for up to 1 week

  • Author: Rachel