Creamy kale, quinoa & chickpea salad

This salad makes eating kale easy and delicious. I make it once a week as it is packed full of nutrients and goes with just about anything! This creamy kale, quinoa and chickpea salad is a well-balanced dish as it is packed full of healthy fats, carbohydrates & plant protein. A winner for everyone!

Note:I don’t always have leftover quinoa in the fridge so I often make it without the quinoa.  It tastes just as good – trust me!


  • 250 grams Kale
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 Avocado, cubed
  • A few sprigs of parsley, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper


  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon onion Flakes
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Drain the chickpeas and rinse thoroughly. Spray some olive oil spray into a small frying pan over a medium to high heat.
  • Place the chickpeas into the pan along with the ground cumin, coriander and salt. Fry for a few minutes until the chickpeas are nice and golden. Set aside to cook.
  • Next make the dressing by combing all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Place the kale in a large bowl and place all of the dressing on top of it.
  • Time to get your fingers messy by massaging the dressing into the kale, you’ll need to do this for a few minutes. The kale will start to break down and become nice and creamy. Set aside.
  • Place the creamy kale, quinoa, parsley and chickpeas in your serving bowl – give it a good toss through. Add the avocado to finish.
  • Serve with some marinated chicken or have as is!
  • Enjoy x


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Lucy Thomson

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