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Kale Salad With Chickpeas Recipe

This kale salad with chickpeas recipe is a great lunch any day of the week. Or double the recipe and serve it at your next gathering!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Megan Porta

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 15 oz chickpeas drained
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups kale stems discarded, packed and torn into small pieces
  • 10.5 oz cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

Instructions

  • Heat the olive in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garbanzo beans and sprinkle the paprika, salt and pepper over them. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until beans start to crisp (be careful not to overcook or they will get mushy).
  • Add the kale pieces to the skillet (sprinkle with additional paprika, if desired) and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until kale becomes nice and crispy.
  • Pour the beans and kale mixture into a serving bowl, along with the tomatoes, avocado and red onion.
  • In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, sriracha, vinegar, olive oil and cumin. Mix well and drizzle over the salad. Toss and serve!

Notes

  • This salad comes together quickly for a lunch any day of the week. It would also be a beautiful and yummy dish to serve at a party, but double the recipe if you go that route!
  • Make this salad ahead of time to preserve energy the day you're serving it! The dressing CAN be mixed with the rest of the ingredients ahead of time. In fact, kale gets tastier when it marinates with dressing overnight. Don't add the avocado until just before serving.
  • Other veggies can be added, as well! Try adding green beans, zucchini, mushrooms or cucumbers.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2940IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg
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