The Perfect Summer Green Salad

Lately I have been too lazy to cook in this heat and often make different versions of this yummy green salad for lunch or dinner. Sometimes it’s topped with a piece of fish, or tofu – it’s a great light option to go with protein or carbs, or by itself! 

Tahini is one of my favourite things to use in dressings; it’s ground up sesame seeds and gives a creamy taste and look. You can use this dressing recipe as a quick go to for most dishes, sometimes I add peanut butter and more tamari for a satay quinoa dish, or more water or lemon for salads – you can really play with the quantities and consistency!

How To Make The Perfect Green Salad

Hope you love it – I always alternate my greens but find the below is a great combo!

Summer Greens Salad Ingredients:

  • Celery
  • Kale or spinach
  • Edamame beans
  • Broccoli
  • Grilled courgette
  • Avocado

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 3tsp tahini
  • 3tsp tamari
  • Juice of one lemon
  • A little water, if needed


Whisk the dressing ingredients all together in a big bowl then throw in the green veg. Rub the dressing into the greens with your hands to coat evenly then add the avocado at the end. Sprinkle some seeds or even feta if you like! 

Enjoy 🙂

My name is Kaitlin and I’ve featured some healthy, easy recipes on Elle’s blog. I’m passionate about eating clean, and being the best we possibly can be through healthy eating and regular exercise – I hope you enjoy my recipes!



  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities
    August 8, 2014 / 02:49

    I CANNOT buy edamame! They're too addicting and I would wind up eating the entire bag – FO SHO! LOL!

    • Elle Linton
      August 8, 2014 / 20:59

      pahaha!! eating all the edamame…that's not such a bad thing is it?!

  2. Emily
    August 7, 2014 / 16:27

    Oh this looks great! Did you steam some of your veggies? It's hard to tell from the picture.

    • Elle Linton
      August 7, 2014 / 19:48

      Hey Emily, Kaitlin says the broccoli was steamed and "…Yes I use frozen edamame beans so guess they are raw and kale is raw. Once the dressing is stirred and rubbed into the leaves, it's breaks down the fibres, so it's not as bitter. No need to do this as much if using spinach."

  3. Stephanie M
    August 7, 2014 / 09:53

    Yummy, I have some tahini in the cupboard I'll be making this for sure

    • Elle Linton
      August 7, 2014 / 16:56

      me too 🙂 …post whole30! …or need to get my hands on some coconut aminos to replace the tamari!

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