Roasted Chickpea Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

Today marks day 13 of this lovely upper respiratory infection. I’m pretty much sick and tired of being sick and tired, but at the very least, I want to get well because this weekend…we’re heading to Chicago. AND LEAVING THE KIDS WITH THE IN-LAWS!!

I haven’t slept through the night since early April when we were on vacation and before then, it had been since the first week of September 2016. No wonder my brain is feeling a bit mushy. To summarize, in the past 9 months, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve slept through the night.

I can also count on one hand the number of times Mr. Prevention has roused himself out of bed before me on the weekends to take over girl duty (you know, the two two-leggers and the two four-leggers). Not even being sick this past weekend earned me a few extra hours of rest. The male species would never survive without us. Just sayin’.

Over the weekend, we were out with my friend Mary who was in town. The babysitter texted, “Uhh…is there a reason Piper (8 months old) doesn’t have on a diaper?!”

You can’t make this stuff up, you guys. My husband handed over a baby without a diaper on to our new babysitter…and she hasn’t quit yet. THANK THE LORD.

Kind of like the diaper story being unbelievable…so is this kale salad. It’s unbelievably DELICIOUS and it’s a shame that the night I made it for dinner, Mr. P just so happened to have a kale salad for lunch that day. I’m still not sure that wasn’t just a little white lie in an attempt to eat pizza for dinner instead of kale.

Whatevs.

Next time, I’m going to grill up some shrimp skewers and throw them along side this heap of tasty fiber. That should win him over!


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Roasted Chickpea Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
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Serves: 4 entree-sized portions
 
Ingredients
Salad:
  • 1 bunch kale (~10 stalks), ribs removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 (15 oz) cans no salt added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
Dressing:
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place chickpeas in a large ziplock bag with olive oil; toss to coat. Sprinkle the cumin, chili powder, and paprika over the chickpeas and toss until evenly coated; transfer to a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper or misted with olive oil. Roast for 25-30 minutes, mixing half-way through.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Place kale in a large bowl and drizzle with the dressing. Using your hands, gently massage the dressing into the kale to soften. Top with roasted chickpeas before serving.
Notes
Recipe slightly adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe Calories: 488 Fat: 29.8 Carbohydrates: 50.3 Sugar: 7.5 Sodium: 334 Fiber: 18.8 Protein: 14.0 Cholesterol: 0
Be well,

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1 Comment

  1. June 21, 2017 / 5:41 am

    This will definitely get me to eat my veggies. looks delicious! assuming the chilli powder is optional thou’

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