Feta Chickpea and Kale Salad

11 Dec 2014

Feta Chickpea and Kale Salad

Feta Chickpea and Kale Salad


If only I knew earlier how amazing kale salads are... I would have way more than 2 kale salad recipes (including this one) on my blog.

This marks the one month anniversary of making my first ever kale salad (which I now make on a weekly basis) and I am celebrating...with more kale.




Feta Chickpea and Kale Salad


Now I have yet to make a kale smoothie, kale chips or any of the other kale trends that happened...what. Two years ago? I am so behind in the food trends. Case in point, I have never made anything with brussels sprouts.

But I had feta in my fridge that I bought for feta and spinach crepes, and it was pretty much screaming at me to make something with it. I am glad to say that I obliged.


Feta Chickpea and Kale Salad


Honestly, I think I just wanted to cook up some chick peas. I buy dried chickpeas, so I always need foresight before I make anything with them. Which is both good and bad I guess. Good because I always make too much and just need to then make some roasted salt and vinegar chickpeas. But it's bad because I can't just have cravings for chickpeas and crack open a can to satisfy them.

*Sigh*. The troubles of a foodie.

I apologize for the photo being in a lunch container. We ate most of the salad for dinner, and I totally forgot to take pictures of it. Then as I was taking what was left over to work the next day, I realized: I am so selfish. This needs to be shared! But my generosity stopped at the thought of dirtying up a clean plate. I would rather post this picture in a lunch container than do more dishes. I'm sure you understand me.


Feta Chickpea and Kale Salad


Feta Chickpea and Kale Salad
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What you'll need:
  • 5 cups kale, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or one can)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup feta
  • + salt to taste
Directions:
  1. Place the kale in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet. When the saucepan is hot, combine the chickpeas and chili powder in the saucepan, and cook until the chickpeas are crispy, stiring frequently.
  3. Pour the chickpeas on top of the kale, then add in the lemon juice, feta and salt to taste. Mix well, and enjoy!



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11 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful Cathleen! I hadn't tried kale until recently either, but boy is it yummy! This salad looks like no exception, and anything with feta and chickpeas can't go wrong, surely? :D Perfect human fuel! x

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  2. It looks pretty good, Cathleen! I must find out if we have kale over here.

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  3. Haha kale salads are kind of the best. Love love love this!

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  4. I love this, too! I accidentally opened up a can of chickpeas last night when I meant to use cannellini and I also have kale...I'm almost ready to make this! : )

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  5. Kale is definitely my top favourite winter veggie. This looks superb, Cathleen.

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  6. This is my favorite kind of salad! Looks yum!

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  7. Looks absolutely stunning! I love those flavours. Gorgeous photography too!
    - Alessandra (www.thefoodieteen.com)

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  8. This is a lovely kale salad! I like the addition of chickpeas and feta.

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  9. This kale salad hits all the right spots for my taste buds! YUM!

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  10. I love kale salads! Four on my blog so far and could easily see more in the future, they are all different and all good! I'm with you on the chickpeas, a big pot of chickpeas is a good way to start a week's cooking, and they're so good when you make them yourself. I do have some canned chickpeas in the cupboard though, sometimes it's good to have those to throw onto a salad.

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