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Kale and Chickpea Salad

Crispy, zesty chickpeas are the star of this salad. Tossing them in lemon zest, herbs and olive oil, then quickly roasting in the oven, adds a crunch that pairs perfectly with the pickled onions and kale. 

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Kale and Chickpea Salad

Servings

8

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

    For The Onions:

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 small red onion (halved, thinly sliced and rinsed)
  • For The Chickpeas:

  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas (drained well and dried on paper towels)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon zaatar or dried mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • For The Salad:

  • 2 bunches Tuscan kale (sliced thin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 teaspoon zaatar

Instructions

  1. This recipe originally appeared on Giada Entertains: Giada's Dinner Party.

For the onions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Bring the vinegar, sugar and salt to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-high heat to dissolve the sugar. Place the onions in a small bowl and pour the hot mixture over them. Toss well to coat. Allow to cool to room temperature for 1 hour before using.

For the chickpeas:

  1. Meanwhile, toss the chickpeas with the olive oil, lemon zest, zaatar and salt. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until golden and crisp, about 30 minutes. Drain well on paper towels.

For the salad:

  1. Place the Tuscan kale in a large bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and massage the salt into the kale. Add the olive oil, vinegar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add 1/2 cup of the onions without their liquid, all of the chickpeas, feta and zaatar. Toss to combine and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
8
per serving
Calories
0
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
26 grams
Protein
7 grams
Fat
11 grams
Saturated Fat
3 grams
Cholestrol
8 milligrams
Sodium
363 milligrams
Fiber
5 grams
Sugar
12 grams
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