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Healthy kale and carrot slaw with clementine tahini sauce

In Salads, Sides13 Comments

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Feeling the after effects of an indulgent Christmas? Me too! This healthy kale and carrot slaw recipe is my favourite way to pack in extra veggies and cleanse your system. Chewing through a plate of raw veg isn’t all that easy right? Mix in this vegan friendly clementine tahini dressing using my all time favourite Meridian Foods tahini and all of a sudden ‘OK nice healthy salad’ goes to ‘Oh my god, I’m so making you again tomorrow!’

This healthy kale and carrot slaw is one of my favourite salads. Not only is it a lighter version to normal coleslaw, it’s Paleo and Keto approved. Creamy, dreamy, crisp, fresh nourishment with every bite. More colourful veggies on your plates means more nutrients and this one is bursting with them. So if you’re celebrating  Veganuary why not give this a try? Julie loved it so much it’s up on The Feedfeed’s Vegan feed too.

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Back in December a talented group of ‘Free From’ bloggers and I got our heads to gather and decided every month to do a collaboration of recipes to show that ‘Free From’ and allergy friendly cooking doesn’t need to be complicated… and most importantly it tastes sensational. Well here we all are again this time with #Glutenfreeveganuary featuring our favourite vegan recipes that are all gluten free.

The friendly faces behind #Glutenfreevaganuary

Yours truly! –

Mel – Le Coin De Mel with her Chai or flax eggs recipe 

Vicki – The Free From Fairy

Nath – Intolerantgourmand

Emma – Freefromfarmhouse 

Nova – Cherished by Me

Ciara – My Fussy Eater

Serves 2


  • 1/4 small red cabbage
  • 1/4 small white cabbage
  • 3 carrots (rainbow if possible)
  • Handful of curly kale
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 40g of pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
Clementine tahini cream
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of tahini
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 clementine
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of Pink Himalayan salt


Peel and top the carrots. Using a microplane shred the cabbage, or chop finely with a knife. Grate the carrots and finely shred the kale.

In a bowl toss together the cabbage, carrots, kale, fresh herbs, pine nuts and sesame seeds.  Keep aside a few herbs, seeds and clementine zest to decorate.

To make the clementine dressing, simply mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until smooth,

Pour the dressing onto the healthy kale and carrot slaw and mix well. Top with a sprinkling of the fresh herbs, seeds and clementine zest. Delicious!

What’s your favourite way to spruce up your salads?

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Jo Harding

Jo Harding

My food philosophy is all about awakening a carefree, happier, healthier you whilst reducing inflammation and toxins in the body. I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a super strong gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. I want my blog to show how simple and tasty healthy food really is and by using a little imagination, you can still enjoy all your ‘crust’ food favourites without feeling bored or deprived. I’m here to show you that eating low starch paleo is so much more than just bland meat and overboiled veg!


  1. I have to say I love coleslaw although it’s not the healthiest of sides. Your salad on the contrary looks colourful, full of delicious flavours and goodness. I will definitely be giving it a go in the next couple of weeks. I can see myself tucking into it with mashed avocado and a poached egg on wholemeal bread. yummmm x

    1. Jo Harding Author

      Thanks so much Nova. I hope you enjoy it. So pretty it makes me smile every time I eat it

  2. This sounds incredible Jo! I have just started back on the SCD diet (similar to paleo) to try and sort out my hormone imbalance so this would be perfect. Not sure I’ll get the kids eating it but I certainly will be!

    1. Jo Harding Author

      Ah great Vicky, yes I love SCD too. That and paleo helped put my autoimmune condition in remission. It’s amazing what diet can do to improve hormone imbalances and autoimmunity. I hope you enjoy, jo x

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    1. Jo Harding Author

      Thanks Ciara. I’m a Kale fan too. Crispy in lots of sesame oil is my fav. What’s yours? I hope you enjoy, Jo x

    1. Jo Harding Author

      Thanks so much Emma. It’s one of my favs. I hope you love it too Jo x

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