Fall Inspired Kale SaladCourse: Salads
Easy Fall Inspired Kale Salad! GF | Vegan |550 calories |17g Protein| Fat 20g| 81g Carbs
2.5 cups of finely chopped kale
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup roasted chickpeas (or use tofu, I used smoked paprika, garlic powder & salt to season chickpeas)
1 small red gala apple (diced)
1 tbsp dried cranberries (unsweetened or sweetened)
1 tbsp (about 15 grams) Vegan feta cheese (optional but highly recommend it!)
- For Salad Dressing:
*1.5 tbsp Tahini (or use balsamic vinegar to decrease FAT!)
1 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce (Trust me, this adds ton of flavor and thickness to the sauce!)
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp lemon juice
1-2 tbsp water (+/- per consistency)
salt per taste
- Prepare your salad dressing in a small bowl, keep aside. Cook quinoa per package directions, keep aside. In a bowl add chickpeas as much as you need and your seasoning. Toss it with lid closed. Air fry or bake at 400 F for 10-12 minutes.
- In a large salad bowl add, kale, cooked quinoa, roasted chickpeas, vegan feta, cranberries and apple. Pour the dressing on top and enjoy when ready!
- *If you wish to further reduce fat and calories from this salad, omit tahini and use balsamic vinegar dressing instead. See dressing #1 here.