Wild Child Salad with a Maple Tahini Dressing

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This healthy filling salad has everything you could want in a salad – cranberries, coconut, black rice, almonds and red cabbage, and to top it off it is drizzled in a delicious maple tahini dressing. Literal salad heaven.

After travelling for far too many hours, we reached New Zealand ravenous and desperate for anything that resembled fresh fruit and vegetables.  Luckily, on hand in Auckland airport, was Tank.  Tank is a fantastic juice bar that sells fresh smoothies, juices, salads and wraps; it was the PERFECT place for a plane detox.

On our road trip to Wellington we came across another of the Tank stores and I was beyond excited!  If there was ever a more perfect chain ‘restaurant’ for me it would be Tank!  Some of my favourites from the menu (of which I sampled rather a lot) were the Life Force Protein Smoothie and the Wild Child Salad.

The Wild Child Salad was like heaven in a salad box.  It is packed with delicious, healthy ingredients – cranberries, coconut, black rice, almonds and red cabbage, and to top it off it is drizzled in a delicious maple tahini dressing.  Literal salad heaven.

It just had to be re-created, especially since its January and we’re all trying to be healthy and such-like.  It’s a beaut!

I hope you will LOVE this recipe – be sure to tag me on Instagram when you make it @aveganvisit 🙂

Tahini salad dressing being drizzled over a cranberry and black rice salad

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A round bowl of salad with a bed of leaves, red cabbage, almonds, dressing and cranberries on a floral table cloth.

Wild Child Salad with a Maple Tahini Dressing

This salad has everything you could want in a salad – cranberries, coconut, black rice, almonds and red cabbage, and to top it off it is drizzled in a delicious maple tahini dressing. Literal salad heaven.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: New Zealand
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Serves: 2
Calories: 742kcal
Author: Tara

Ingredients
 
 

Maple Tahini Dressing:

  • 100 g tahini
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • ½ clove garlic (minced)
  • salt and pepper to season

Salad:

  • 140 g lettuce
  • 75 g black rice (cooked, drained & cooled (dry weight))
  • 50 g red cabbage (finely sliced)
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 20 g whole almonds
  • 15 g pumpkin seeds
  • 15 g coconut flakes

Instructions
 

  • Add the dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. If your tahini is runny, you should be able to stir it together and won't need a blender.
    100 g tahini, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 2 tbsp water, 1 tbsp coconut aminos, 1/2 clove garlic, salt and pepper to season
  • Add all of the salad ingredients to one big or two small salad bowls and drizzle with enough dressing to suit your taste. Any remaining dressing can be kept in the fridge for use over the next couple of days.
    140 g lettuce, 75 g black rice, 50 g red cabbage, 50 g dried cranberries, 20 g whole almonds, 15 g pumpkin seeds, 15 g coconut flakes

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Notes

Vegan / Dairy Free / Egg Free / Wheat Free / Gluten Free / Oil Free / Soy Free / Refined Sugar Free
Recipe inspired by:  Wellington, New Zealand
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Nutrition

Calories: 742kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 213mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 32g | Net Carbohydrates: 75g
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Tara

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