Crispy Chickpea Salad

Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  •     (or 1 clove minced garlic)
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup apple, chopped into cubes
  • 1 cup shredded carrot

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups kale greens, ripped into bite-sized pieces and packed

Directions

  1. Wash hands.
  2. Rinse and dry chickpeas well with a paper towel.
  3. Toss chickpeas with garlic powder (or minced, fresh garlic), paprika, and ½ tsp of the salt.
  4. Heat 2 TBSP olive oil in a skillet and pan fry chickpeas at 350 F until golden, for about 10 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, mix kale, 2 TBSP olive oil, and lemon juice.
  6. Use hand to massage the dressing into kale greens, until incorporated and kale is slightly wilted.
  7. To bowl of kale, add: sunflower seeds, chopped apple, shredded carrot, and chickpeas.
  8. Toss and serve. Enjoy!