Perfect for these busy holiday weeks! Can’t wait to give this a try! Fellow forgetters of vegetables? This recipe is a simple, satisfying plant-based meal that I go back to time and time again when I want something healthy, nutritious and light. You get a subtle, less intense kale flavor with all the nutrition of a dark leafy green. More summer produce! Place the baby kale greens in a large bowl. Sharing this with my 21-Day Fix group today! Chickpeas in salad are the bomb! . Kale often gets badgered in the health food world as an overrated, not very enjoyable food but, I disagree. Shred the vegetables into very thin ribbons or slices using a grater, peeler, mandoline, or spiralizer. Add the roasted chickpeas and sliced apples to the bowl and serve. Womp womp. are worth it! Radicchio Endive Fennel Salad with Tangy Dijon Herb Dressing Roast them at 400°F for 10 minutes, shaking the pan a couple times so they don’t stick. More reason to visit the farmers market! The roasted, spiced chickpeas add a nice crunch and protein boost to the salad! My husband Bjork and I live in Minnesota. More Magic Green Sauce! For more baby kale salad recipes try this Bay Scallop Baby Kale Corn Salad and this Baby Kale Chicken Cherry Salad. Zucchini, carrots, fresh basil, crispy spiced chickpeas. Rainbow Power Salad with Roasted Chickpeas – SO FRESH and SO GOOD! And, for what it’s worth, I still stand by what I said 9 years ago: eat a kale salad – you (and your health!) And knowing that summer is coming? HOW TO ROAST CHICKPEAS FOR THE SALAD. Use this simple tutorial and recipe to learn how to roast chickpeas and get them perfectly crispy and crunchy every time! I am sad vacation is over, but I am happy I get to enjoy this Roasted Chickpea Taco Salad for dinner. Yeah I’m new to roasting chickpeas but I sure love them! For more spiralizer ideas, check out this post: This recipe is part of our best healthy summer salads page. Right now, late April, pre-summer is definitely the time for me to be eating a Rainbow Power Salad for lunch because confession –> I could use the healthy vegetable glow in my life to spruce up the summertime look, and sometimes I “eat healthy” while forgetting to eat vegetables. This salad does not keep well once tossed with the sauce. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe. I’ll sometimes make a double batch of the dressing in my Vitamix and save some for another use later in the week. A very versatile sauce. Shortly after, I visited some college friends and a friend of a friend at a party had read that blog post. That dressing is incredible! Thank you so much! They are so good! Blueberry White Bean Salad with Tahini Turmeric Dressing Somewhere in that post, I said something along the lines of “eat a kale salad, you’re worth it”. Remove them from the oven, toss with the avocado oil and BBQ sauce and return them to the oven for another 12-15 minutes until they start to crisp up. While the chickpeas cool, make the tahini dressing using the ingredients and method described above. Thanks for sharing your beautiful recipes! Place the chickpeas on a foil-lined baking tray. ★☆. Arrange the salad into bowls and serve immediately. I love rainbows and unicorns… so had to hop in. You are not alone! I hope you like it Erica! Toss well until the chickpeas are well coated, then tip out onto a baking tray and bake for 35 mins, moving them round the tray halfway through so … I am drooling… Colorful, healthy and delicious. Favorite things include my camera, lake days, and dark chocolate. Well, or just one of its many places in the world because we already talked about how that sauce is a match for just about everything ever ever ever. Place chickpeas in a bowl, add olive oil, cumin, chill powder, Cayenne pepper and salt. Colour and vegetables like this make me so happy!! So…I’ve never had a chickpea before (gasp, right!?!). Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Drizzle with oil and toss well to get them all nicely coated. During the week I am more disciplined about eating veggies and I enjoy it. More glow for the skin! A really great salad recipe, that’s if it makes it to the plate, hubby is one end of kitchen keep nibbling the roasted chickpeas. Arrange the chickpeas in a single layer and roast for 25-30 minutes, until dark golden brown and crispy, tossing once or twice during roasting time. And the creamy tahini dressing is something I make over and over to use on everything from salads to pasta to even as sauce on tofu or meat. I am down the other end of kitchen constantly tasting the sauce to make sure it’s okay, between us I think we’ve consumed a half share of our salad already! Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Check it out! That’s this Rainbow Power Salad. Pour the dressing on the baby kale greens in the bowl and toss until well combined. Toss well, making sure chickpeas are evenly covered with spices. A good friend of mine is allergic to fresh basil! *see How To Roast Chickpeas for detailed instructions on the best method to get crispy roasted chickpeas. ), 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed. I use my recipe for roasted BBQ chickpeas to top this baby kale salad. More nutrient power! Roasted chickpeas are best day-of, and they lose their crispiness as time goes on. Pat chickpeas dry on a towel then place on a baking sheet (*see note). Living the unicorn life and loving it. This salad looks amazing! Turn off heat, leave the chickpeas in the oven with the door slightly ajar for 10-15 minutes. This looks amazing! So many pretty colors! The dressing is easily made in a small bowl, whisking vigorously until it’s smooth. However, I took the initiative with my own diet and exercise and changed things around. Posted on Published: September 8, 2020 Categories Salads, Home » Recipes » Salads » The Best Baby Kale Salad. ★☆ Thanks Lindsay – oh, and we are loving your posts that involve Sage – keep ’em (or “her” coming)! Baby kale is just what the name suggests: it’s the tender, young leaves of the kale plant. So does the 2 girls at home. I used to be a teacher, and now making food and writing about it online is my full-time job. So simple! All this makes it a great nutritious base for a salad. This salad is packed with raw vegetable power that will bring on the healthy glow, inside and out. Bake for 20 minutes. Vegan. All excited here in Franklin, TN!! Your recipes always sound sooo good! “Rainbow power!” I think we should start a club with that name. Will be serving the salad with some grilled steak. I don’t want to assume you guys are as vegetable-forgetful as me, but I’d feel sort of better if you were. Five months into starting this website, I made a “pumped up” kale salad with hummus dressing. This looks like a delicious way to get all your veggies! There’s a good chance I’m the only one who likes this sort of obscure, overly emotional naming, and also a good chance that I’m actually a unicorn. Add the roasted chickpeas and sliced apples to the bowl and serve. Shake the pan a few times again while cooking. Whisk until fully combined and smooth. Keep all ingredients separate until ready to serve. I’ve eaten a lot of kale salads in the last 9 years. Meanwhile, make the tahini dressing by combining all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. I really appreciate that Karen . It only made sense to name this Rainbow Power Salad, because this bowl-o-goodness is just that: a rainbow of veggies that gives you all the nutritious power of zucchini and carrots and fresh herbs and greens, tossed with a handful of crispy, spiced, roasted chickpeas and the ultimate flavor bomb of 2015 aka Magic Green Sauce.