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Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas and Apples

Experience the perfect blend of textures and flavours with my Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas and Apples. Crispy chickpeas, sweet apples, and fresh kale leaves come together in a vibrant medley that’s both satisfying and nutritious.

Total Time
45 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 4 – 6 Servings

  • For the Salad:

    1 bunch of kale, stems removed and leaves thinly sliced (about 250g)
    400g chickpeas, self cooked
    👉🏻Chickpeas from scratch
    30ml olive oil
    5g smoked paprika
    2.5g cumin
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1 large apple, thinly sliced
    50g grated Parmesan cheese

    For the Dressing:

    45ml extra-virgin olive oil
    30ml lemon juice
    15ml honey
    1 clove garlic, minced
    Salt and pepper to taste

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    30 min

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  1. For the Crispy Chickpeas:

    • Preheat the Oven:
      • Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).
    • Dry the Chickpeas:
      • Pat the chickpeas dry with a kitchen towel or paper towels to remove excess moisture.
    • Season the Chickpeas:
      • In a bowl, toss the chickpeas with olive oil, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper until well coated.
    • Roast the Chickpeas:
      • Spread the seasoned chickpeas on a baking sheet in a single layer.
      • Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are crispy and golden brown.
      • Remove from the oven and let them cool.

    For the Dressing:

    • Make the Dressing:
      • In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, honey, minced garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined.

    For the Kale Salad:

    • Prepare the Kale:
      • Remove the stems from the kale leaves and thinly slice the leaves (about 250g). Place them in a large salad bowl.
    • Assemble the Salad:
      • Add the sliced apple, grated Parmesan cheese (50g), and the cooled crispy chickpeas to the bowl with the kale.
    • Drizzle the Dressing:
      • Drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad ingredients.
    • Toss and Serve:
      • Gently toss the salad to ensure everything is well coated with the dressing.
    • Optional: Add More Parmesan:
      • You can sprinkle some extra grated Parmesan cheese on top just before serving, if desired.
    • Enjoy:
      • Serve your Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas and Apples as a nutritious and flavorful meal or side dish.
    Pro Tips
    • Allow the chickpeas to cool completely after roasting for maximum crispiness.
    • Massage the kale leaves with a bit of olive oil and salt to make them tender and less bitter.
    • Customize your salad with additional ingredients like toasted nuts or crumbled cheese.
    • Drizzle extra dressing just before serving for added zest.


Calories per serving: Approximately 280 calories. Keep in mind that nutritional values may vary based on ingredient brands and portion sizes.

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