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Massaged Kale Salad With Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

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A refreshing and flavorful kale salad, tossed in a creamy avocado-herb dip and topped with slightly-crispy spicy chickpeas. Now that's one salad you won't be able to resist.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 4 people
close up of kale salad topped with spicy chickpeas and dried cranberries


  • cup spicy herb avocado dip https://shahzadidevje.com/herb-avocado-dip-chutney-gluten-free-vegan-healthy/
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas drained, rinsed, patted dry
  • 2 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes red
  • ½ tsp salt sea salt
  • 1 bunch kale large bunch, stems removed, washed, dry
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries


  • Prepare the avocado-herb dip: https://shahzadidevje.com/recipe/herb-avocado-dip-chutney-gluten-free-vegan-healthy/
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (190 C)
  • Add drained chickpeas to a mixing bowl and pat dry
  • Add oil, turmeric, cumin, paprika, red chilli flakes and salt. Toss and mix well
  • Place seasoned chickpeas on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and roast for 20 minutes or until the chickpeas are golden.
  • Tear the kale leaves from stems and place in a large bowl
  • Add avocado dip to the leaves
  • With clean hands, massage kale to work in the dip. The leaves should start glistening
  • Taste and adjust seasoning with more dip(if desired)
  • Add the roasted spicy chickpeas and finish with dried cranberries. Best served cold.


  • Add the avocado dip to the kale and let it soak in for a few minutes to soften the kale slightly before serving
  • Add more or less dip as desired
  • You can add different herbs and spices to the chickpeas as you like
  • This salad will store well in the fridge for 1-2 days
  • If serving for dinner try adding some grilled veggies or tofu
Nutrition Facts
Massaged Kale Salad With Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 409mg17%
Potassium 613mg18%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 4039IU81%
Vitamin C 50mg61%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.