Wholesome Delight: Kale and Chickpea Salad Recipe

May 14, 2024 | Healthy & Dietary




20 minutes
30 minutes

As a food critic and lover of all things culinary, I am constantly on the lookout for new and exciting ways to incorporate nutrient-dense ingredients into my meals. One dish that has captured my heart and taste buds is the Kale and Chickpea Salad – a wholesome and satisfying dish that ticks all the boxes when it comes to flavor, texture, and nutrition.

Kale and Chickpea Salad Ingredients


  • 1 bunch of kale, stems removed and leaves torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Kale and Chickpea Salad Cooking Instructions


1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the cubed sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until they are tender and golden brown.
3. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, prepare the lemon-tahini dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini, lemon juice, remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper until smooth and creamy. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
4. In a large salad bowl, massage the kale leaves with a drizzle of olive oil for a few minutes to soften them.
5. Add the rinsed chickpeas, roasted sweet potatoes, and sliced avocado to the bowl with the kale.
6. Drizzle the lemon-tahini dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine, making sure all the ingredients are well coated.
7. Serve the Kale and Chickpea Salad in individual bowls, and garnish with additional lemon zest or fresh herbs if desired.


  • Add some crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese for a tangy twist.
  • Incorporate roasted nuts or seeds such as pumpkin seeds or walnuts for added crunch.
  • Swap the sweet potatoes for roasted butternut squash or beets for a different flavor profile.
  • For a protein boost, top the salad with grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

This Kale and Chickpea Salad is not just a meal; it’s a celebration of wholesome ingredients coming together to create a dish that nourishes both body and soul. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch or a hearty dinner, this salad is sure to become a staple in your repertoire of nutritious and delicious recipes. Enjoy every bite!

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