Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Kale Salad. Why haven’t I been making it for years? I put kale in my smoothies. I order kale salad at restaurants. Today I set out to make my own kale salad for the first time, and it is YUMMY! Plus it is super healthy, easy to make, and a nice alternative to the typical salads I eat.

Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Sun-Dried Tomatoes... so easy to make. And HEALTHY! And AMAZING!

So today I bring you my version of the kale salad, which features chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes and a lemon vinaigrette with a bit of spiciness. AND I bring you my very first recipe blog using my new Canon T3i camera. What fun!


-1 small bunch curly kale, trimmed and thinly sliced
-1 (28 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
-1/2 cup pine nuts
-1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
-3 tablespoons scallions, thinly sliced
-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
-3 or 4 drops of Tabasco Sauce
-2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
-4 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
-1 teaspoon garlic, grated
-sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
kale salad

kale salad


Place the sliced kale into a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Massage kale until it is well coated in oil. Set aside at room temperature.

Next, place pine nuts in a skillet and toast over low heat, stirring frequently, until they turn golden brown. Set them aside to cool.

Add the sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas and pine nuts to the kale. In a bowl, combine the garlic, lemon juice, Tabasco, remaining olive oil, vinegar and mint. Season with salt and pepper and stir well. I picked one of my first lemons from our little, dwarf Myer lemon tree for this recipe. Talk about fresh!
kale salad

Toss the dressing with the salad mixture and serve.


It’s so good, I had seconds. It’s my new favorite salad!

Yummy Kale Salad with Chick Peas and Sun-Dried Tomatoes!

Do you have a favorite kale recipe? Please share!

Super delish Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Sun-dried Tomatoes... it's so amazingly yummy!xoxo,

Andrea Tabler | TablerPartyofTwo.com


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  1. Looks yummy!

  2. Angela A Simmons says:

    looks delicious adding chickpeas to my salad help me stay full while transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. Thanks for sharing ūüėČ

  3. Love this recipe! One extra tip when using fresh kale: massage the greens with both hands to make them more tender, then chop or tear into smaller pieces.
    I can’t wait to make this salad.

  4. Too funny! I actually just made kale salad for tonight’s supper. It’s a common item in our CSA box, so I’m sure I can try your version soon. I like the idea to toast the pine nuts. I bet it really brings out their flavor! Visiting from Create it Thursday. =)

  5. Sounds delicious! I pinned it for later!

  6. Funny you should post this! I just ordered kale salad yesterday at a restaurant and I was wondering how they make it yummy. I want to try this!

  7. This looks so good! I love chick peas! Glad to connect through the Creative K linkup ūüôā

  8. Looks so colorful, fresh and delicious.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.

  9. What a wonderful salad and it uses Kale – my new favorite green! Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  10. I’ve never been a huge fan of kale except in soups but this recipe sounds pretty good. I can imagine the punch of sweetness from the sundried tomatoes and the acidity of the vinaigrette counter balances the bitterness of the kale. I pinned this and plan on trying it after my next visit to the grocery store!

  11. This kale salad looks and sounds so good with the lemon and mint! Great photos with the new camera too!

  12. I like kale and chick peas, but never had them together. It sounds interesting and yummy with the lemon. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Inspire Me Mondays!

  13. This sounds so good and yummy and EASY to make. Thanks for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

  14. It looks delicious! I pinned for later. I cannot wait to give it a try!

  15. I love kale salad, too! But I don’t make it at home nearly often enough… need to put it on the regular rotation! Love the sun-dried tomatoes and chickpeas you added here — some of my favorites!

  16. This looks so delicious!
    Happy Thoughts of Home!
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  17. This salad looks fantastic! I love kale salads and usually top mine with roasted sunflower seeds. I have never tried adding mint, sounds delicious. Visiting from What’s Cookin Wednesday!


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