Feta, Kale & Pear Salad


The crunchy seed topping is the perfect textural juxtaposition to a creamy dressing, soft pears and tender massaged kale salad. Tossing it all with mint, feta and red onion gives it a Middle Eastern flair.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups


  • ¼ cup pepitas

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds

  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds

  • 1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • ¼ cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 10 cups torn stemmed kale leaves (from 2 bunches)

  • 1 ripe pear, thinly sliced

  • ¼ medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup fresh mint, divided

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Spread pepitas, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring once, until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Immediately scrape the seeds into a medium bowl and toss with oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Let cool to room temperature, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, tahini, water, vinegar, lemon juice and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add kale and massage with the dressing to soften the leaves. Add pear, onion and 1/2 cup mint and toss to combine.

  4. Serve the salad topped with feta, the remaining 1/2 cup mint and the seeds.


To make ahead: Store seeds airtight at room temperature and refrigerate dressing for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
21g Fat
23g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Vitamin A 5614IU 112%
Vitamin C 62mg 68%
Folate 137mcg 34%
Sodium 447mg 19%
Calcium 334mg 26%
Iron 6mg 33%
Magnesium 105mg 25%
Potassium 583mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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