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Chickpea Kale Greek Salad

Tomatoes, Feta, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes plus kale and chickpeas. Everything you want in a Greek salad but with kale, this Chickpea Kale Greek Salad is a heartier, healthier Greek salad!
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Tracy

Ingredients

Kale Greek Salad

  • 1 bunch kale, cleaned and trimmed
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1 large English cucumber, diced
  • 6.5 oz sliced black olives
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced

Chickpeas

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayanne
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix all of the spices for chickpeas in a small bowl.  Add olive oil to chickpeas and mix before sprinkling on spices and stirring well.  Add them to baking sheet and spread into a single layer.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until crispy - check at 15-20 minutes to make sure they're not burning and give the tray a little shake. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add trimmed kale to a large bowl and drizzle 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.  With both your hands, massage oil and salt into kale until all is well combined and kale begins to soften. This will release some of the bitterness of the kale. 
  • Add the rest of the salad ingredients to the bowl - tomatoes, cheese, cucumber, olives, and parsley and mix well.
  • To make the vinaigrette whisk together the juice, oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside. 
  • Now you can choose to just add juice from 1/2 a lemon to the bowl and mix, or add some of the vinaigrette to taste, and then mix.  
  • Top with crispy cooled chickpeas before serving and enjoy!  

Notes

Make sure you massage the kale to reduce the bitterness. 
For crispy chickpeas, make sure all of the moisture is removed: dry with a towel and then also remove the skins.  
 

Nutrition

Serving: 4g