Phenomenally delicious! 5 yo ate it but condimented with tomato sauce. High Fives girlfriend!! The chickpeas didn’t get *quite* as crispy as I would have liked, but I think that’s my wonky stove and not the directions. THANK YOU DANA! I am new to your website. The dressing and seasoned chickpeas, though–five stars for sure. The roasted garlic is so delicious in the dressing. It was really perfect for my tastebuds. Just made this as a side for five tonight – awesome meal! Information is not currently available for this nutrient. I think next time, if I’m shy a lemon (or out! And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see! The recipe was easy to follow and the flavors were fantastic. Place in the center of the plate. However, my husband has severe allergic reactions to tree nuts and I read that if you’re allergic to nuts you’re likely to be allergic to sesame seeds, especially tahini. Pour it over the kale and massage for 2–3 minutes – massaging the kale softens the leaves and deepens the flavour of the salad. Thanks for sharing! :D. The massaging definitely helps! And I had it all ready in well under an hour which is also such a nice treat. While you can make it all ahead on Saturday, the chickpeas will be crispiest if you make them on Sunday. Even my mom whose not a fan of kale nor chickpeas found it delicious :). I made my own spice blend following the instructions since I had all of those spices on hand individually and it worked great. Prep Time: 45 minutes (includes soaking time for the cashews) | Cook Time: 45 minutes | Makes 6 servings. Roasted sweet potatoes are a super flavorful addition to this salad and even with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the recipe each serving doesn’t make it too heavy. If you make this recipe, let us know! I also have to ask – where oh where do you get your backgrounds? You can also eat the crispy chickpeas as a snack May 19, 2016 at 2:32 pm . The garlic cloves were exploding. You converted this Kale hater ! I never knew about massaging the kale to soften it, it makes all the difference. Unfortunately, this particular recipe was not a hit with myself or my partner. Highly recommend. I use my clay garlic roaster and they’re done in 30 minutes. Love all your recipes Dana! I’m wondering how to make a thicker dressing, add more tahini sauce? It’s everything it promises to be, especially flavourful and satisfying. SUPER flavorful, 30-minute Kale Salad with a creamy roasted garlic tahini dressing and crispy tandoori roasted chickpeas! The good news is, if you’re a speciality spice newb like me, Whole Foods has a Tandoori Spice Mix that’s to die for. I would pack it up in the cutest beachy Tupperware and place it oh-so-neatly atop a red checkered tablecloth in a white wicker basket. Not sure what went wrong!! We haven’t tried it but I think that should work! In a large bowl, toss together olives, chickpeas, kale and red onions. The dressing is so delicious, too. Delicious salad, Dana! My all time favorite kale salad recipe!!! Pour the vinaigrette over the kale And MASSAGE with your hands until the kale leaves are … The only change I make is in roasting the chickpeas. Top with chickpeas and serve. I love this salad, but my husband always complains when I use lemon juice in recipes! I had a chard, kale, spinach blend from Costco on hand so used that. A quick, healthy, and flavorful kale salad with protein-packed chickpeas, fresh basil, and crunchy almonds. Wow, this was SOOO good and so SUPER easy! Dawn @ Florida Coastal Cooking & Wellness says. I was super thrilled with the results on all!!! I used dark maple syrup (#3) in the dressing, as well as adding bits of sriracha and garlic powder, and a few small shallots which I had roasted along with the garlic and chickpeas. For the chickpeas- what does “thoroughly dried” mean? Mix olive oil, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; add kale and chickpeas and toss to coat. Or we think arugula or other greens would also be nice. I also added pomegranate seeds- highly recommend! TOASTED KALE AND PAN FRIED CHICKPEA SALAD. I find that it doesn’t really need massaging like curly kale does, and many people who have told me they typically aren’t kale fans actually end up enjoying dishes made with lacinto kale! Next time I’ll only use a Tb of maple syrup. Thanks for posting it! I followed this recipe. Thanks for such a great dinner idea :). Hi! This has become one of my favorite recipes found on Pinterest. While blueberries are not the most common berry to be used in salads, they sure are a great choice! Highly recommen! Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. For the dressing, I was shy a lemon but decided to try for it anyways, and it was still delicious; I went a little heavy on the salt (to help oomph up the flavors, since they were a little lacking due to being shy 1 lemon), and added a couple shakes of granulated garlic to add more of that garlicky-spicy edge to the dressing. All the same, I have changed a few things and find these mods very useful so I wanted to share. This should help you never burn garlic again! :D. I just tried making this and it’s delicious! Hi Maxine, we haven’t tried that, but let us know if you do! The dressing is the real star. I definitely had to make more dressing for the amount of kale I used, and I used two cans of chickpeas. I made this for dinner tonight. I think it was the tahini I bought from Whole Foods. This is helpful feedback. I got one a couple of months ago after a few weeks of burned dinners (and confusion) and discovered my oven was running WAY too hot. As for cooking crispier chickpeas, this should provide some tips! :). This salad is delicious! Assembling Chickpea Tuna Salad with Kale and Quinoa Once the veggies are prepped and chopped add them to a large mixing bowl and toss to combine. Best of luck and thanks for the love, Rachel! xo. Hands down. It’s my new favorite tahini dressing. Cook and stir walnuts in the hot skillet until toasted and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Lightly sweet blueberries complement the sweetness of the roasted sweet potato and the savoriness of the tahini dressing. Why not just say 1 tablespoon of ginger? Trying to avoid refined fats. Maybe yogurt? Once your (quick) roasted garlic-tahini dressing comes together, all that’s left to do is pour, toss, and top it with chickpeas! Haha. So it can be stressful figuring out what to bring that is inexpensive for sharing with people who don’t necessarily value healthy (and often more expensive) ingredients, and also provides me with a complete meal in case my contribution is the only thing I can eat. It reminds me a bit of one of my favourite recipes of yours, the roasted sweet potato with baked spicy chickpeas and tahini sauce. thanks for sharing, Eleanor! I have tried the BBQ beans, the chipotle tortilla soup (chipotle has become my new favorite ingredient), the whole roast cauliflower, the NY / garlic powder potato wedges, this amazing salad that I ate way to much of because I couldn’t stop eating it (maple syrup and Tahini.who would have thought! For the chickpeas, I didn’t have the seasonings specified in the recipe but I did have some Ethiopian berbere seasoning so I used that. This is delicious! On rimmed baking sheet, toss with olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. I really want to try this recipe!! Use ctrl+f or ⌘+f on your computer or the "find on page" function on your phone browser to search existing comments! Let them cool to ensure that you don’t burn yourself! Can you tell me if you use Tahini paste or tahini sauce in the dressing? Perfect easy, light yet filling dinner after work that doubles as lunch tomorrow as well! I love making my own. This is a brilliant recipe. Great to know! Very tasty and very easy though I think next time I will go halves on the Pepper and I might double the amount of kale next time because I too love kale! Not to mention, the subtle sweetness of the dressing brings balance so it’s not overwhelming. Just wondered if anything could be subbed for the garlic. hulled or unhulled? We’re so glad you both enjoyed it, Ellen! Our Other Favorite Kale … I was looking forward to the interesting spice mix, I mixed it myself per the recipe, with garbanzo beans and it the beans didn’t taste good either. Bread: Make a more traditional salad; ditch the toasted chickpeas and make some homemade croutons instead. So I cranked up the heat to 200 C and waited until the kale and chickpeas got crunchy and took it out. but I had to double the time roasting the chickpeas – even though they seemed “throughly dried”. Hope that helps! – In a sauté pan combine coconut oil, chickpeas, paprika, chopped preserved lemons and a hearty pinch of sea salt. So glad you enjoyed it, Alex! The dish has a wonderful flavor profile. Drizzle garlic with a bit of olive or grape seed oil. I also added a bit of schriracha and cinnamon to the tandoori masala and tossed crumbled feta with the kale. Thanks for sharing! This dressing has changed my mind! Continue baking chickpeas for 10-15 minutes more or until slightly crispy and golden brown. I’ve made this salad twice now. After I poured the dressing on it was waaaay overdressed. In this case I used less maple syrup and more garlic for the dressing. It’s full of flavor and an easy make ahead salad perfect for lunch. Tasty and filling warm winter salad. Cranberry Pecan Chickpea Salad Sandwich and Healthy Kale Salad. It’s become a weekly meal for me! <3 :). This is, quite possibly, the BEST salad I have ever tasted. This recipe looks amazing! What didn't work was the oven temperature and the time. Ah, thanks friend! I made this the other night with a girlfriend who recommended it- not only did was it so easy to make, but it was TO DIE FOR. My boyfriend’s brother and his girlfriend are coming over for dinner and they are vegan. one of our kiddos is severely allergic to sesame. : )) next comes kale chips hehe. You also have my boyfriend addicted to crunchy and crispy chickpeas and we will be making those regularly! :), these chickpeas look insane!!! After reading the comments on how good this recipe looked, but not many comments from people who have made it… well let me even the score a bit. The chickpeas are best when fresh as they lose some of their crunchiness. Sure! The other star of this recipe? We are so glad you enjoyed it! When you massage kale with lemon and olive oil, it shouldn’t get bitter really. Could it be because I didn’t dry them 100% before tossing them in the spice and oil?? Kale salads are one of my all time favorite things and something crispy (that is not a crusty bread) sounds like pure perfection. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Jamie. This is honestly one of my favourite salads and oh my gosh THE DRESSING! Whoop! Think it would be good as a wilted salad? I’m trying to stay away from added sugar. Then I add a little oil and the spice at the end. I have been making this quinoa salad with kale and chickpeas a lot lately, so I wanted to share it with you. Thank you for another winner of a weeknight meal, your recipes never seize to amaze me. Add the chopped kale to a large bowl and pour the dressing over it. Garlic, absolutely, and the more the merrier! I did about four cups of chickpeas for my family of four. I had some butternut squash ravioli in the freezer that I made a few months back and they were the perfect accompaniment. Thanks for another great recipe! Made a portion for myself but then my boyfriend and his brother were jealous after they tasted mine so I ended up making 2 more salads! Yep just the skins! Roasted Vegetables: This salad is the perfect as is but … Not sure if this is helpful for you but I just throw garlic powder, paprika and chilli (and salt and pepper) on the chickpeas…i’m usually pretty generous with my spices too (I add about one to two tablespoons of each of those noted spices) – even a small can of chickpeas can handle that flavour in my opinion. This is my new favorite salad! Thanks so much! Delicious like everything from Minimalist Baker. This is worth making! I just made the dressing, and sautéed the kale instead of rubbed because I like kale a little softer. I love the dressing – I didn’t add any water and it was perfect. Definitely double up if you’re serving more than 2. Thanks for sharing! I did find that some of my chickpeas weren’t super crispy but some of them were, so maybe I didn’t coat them evenly enough with oil. Tahini takes over the dressing so basically it tastes like kale mixed with tahini. Yes, that should work! SO GOOD! So glad you liked it, Lori. I saw your note that it will be good for a few days. Thanks for the kind words, friend! I found this on Pinterest and made it tonight as written. I see a future for this salad in my weekly meal rotation. Another easy and delicious recipe. Anyway, we’re huge fans of your recipes Dana- you are so talented. With nutty chickpeas and salty cheese, this is a side salad that quickly subs in as a light and healthy meal in a pinch. I followed the recipe exactly, so I’m really not sure what went wrong. Roasted chickpeas have become a new household favorite, so I’m excited to try your version. I have made a few variations of the tahani dressing and a few variations of the chickpeas but these are the best. Not to mention, nutrients. Hi Dana! I brought it to two BBQs and everyone loved it! I made this tonight and it is SLAMMIN’! <3, Hello there, isn’t tandoori masala suppose to be spicy? Working on it though. Super excited to try this recipe! The chickpeas were a perfect compliment to the richness of the dressing. I made this, it turned out GREAT!!!! I made the DIY masala blend and it complemented the chickpeas well, I used 3 TBSP and it was probably a little too much. 1 1/2 lemons was plenty tart; I’m glad I stopped there. 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