Crunchy Chickpea and Kale Salad
Enjoy this 30-minute Crunchy Chickpea and Kale Salad that’s both tasty and nutritious, thanks to its crispy chickpeas, tender kale leaves, and fresh ingredients.
If you’re looking for a salad that’s both satisfying and nutritious, this Crunchy Chickpea and Kale Salad is a great choice. Not only is it bursting with vibrant colours and flavours, but it’s also packed with a range of healthy ingredients. What’s more? This 30-minute Crunchy Chickpea and Kale Salad is perfect for busy weeknights or weekday lunches.
Eat your greens
In this Crunchy Chickpea and Kale Salad, these ingredients work together to create a flavourful and nutritious dish that’s perfect for anyone looking for a filling, healthy meal. Chickpeas offer protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals, while kale rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and K. Lastly the dates contain fibre, potassium, and magnesium. We pair this salad with two dressings, one to brighten the kale, and soften the leaves, and the other to add creaminess and richness.
But that’s not all!
This salad is a delicious and nutritious choice thanks to the combination of crunchy chickpeas, earthy kale, and sweet dates. The chickpeas provide a satisfying crunch to the dish, while the kale’s flavour profile adds a delightful earthy taste. In addition the natural sweetness of dates complements the other ingredients perfectly and is loaded with fibre and essential minerals.
Furthermore, this blend of ingredients offers a valuable source of vital vitamins and minerals, making it a nourishing and gratifying meal. Whether enjoyed as a main course or a side dish, this salad is a fantastic choice for anyone.
It’s a date.
Crunchy Chickpea and Kale Salad is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a meal on its own or as a side dish. The balance of textures, and flavours makes this recipe both filling and moreish. Additionally, the tangy and sweet dressings add a perfect touch to this dish, making it ideal for winter feasts or summer BBQs.
Alternatively, you can prepare this salad ahead and pack it for an on-the-go lunch at work. Simply prep your salad the night before and add the dressing 5 minutes before eating.
Overall, this Crunchy Chickpea and Kale Salad is a versatile and nutritious meal that offers a good amount of plant-based protein and essential vitamins and minerals. Whether as a side dish or a main course, this salad can be a satisfying and healthy option for any mealtime.
From refreshing summer salads to hearty winter sides, there’s something for everyone. Try our Broccoli & Crispy Grain Salad for a light and flavourful lunch, or our Crispy Smashed Sweet Potatoes for a colourful and satisfying side dish. And if you’re in the mood for something a little different, our Vegan Risotto Balls are sure to delight your taste buds. Explore our salads and sides today and discover new ways to make healthy eating enjoyable.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to massage the kale?
Massaging kale makes it tender and reduces bitterness, transforming it into a more enjoyable and nutritious salad. It breaks down tough fibres and brings out the natural sweetness and flavour of the leaves.
Why add crispy chickpeas to the salad?
Crispy chickpeas add plant-based protein, a healthy alternative to croutons, and a satisfying crunch to the kale salad. This enhances both the flavour and nutritional value of the dish.
Why does my air fryer take longer to cook than yours?
Like ovens, all air fryers are different and have different intensities. Use the recipe to guide you, and then keep cooking if you need more time in your model.
Can I add meat to my salad?
Yes, you can certainly add meat to your salad. Grilled chicken, roasted turkey, or even salmon would be great options to add some extra protein to the dish.