Crunchy kale, spiced chickpeas, and a homemade dressing made with roasted garlic–a delicious and filling summer salad!
Have you seen Jurassic World yet? I sure hope so because it was awesome. About as awesome as this salad that uses DINOSAUR KALE.
That’s my best dino impression (sorry, guys). Dinosaur kale, also known as lacinato kale, black kale, or Tuscan kale, has dark blue-green or even black-green colored leaves. This type of kale is perfect for salads because of the tender leaves. Just give the leaves a little dressing “massage” and they’re ready to enjoy.
Eating kale is like hitting the vitamin K jackpot. Just one cup provides beyond the daily dose of vitamin K, which is essential for blood coagulation and bone health. Kale is also high in vitamin A and vitamin C, fiber, folate, and one cup contains 3 grams of protein.
This salad has a garlicky, lemony dressing made with yogurt and a touch of peanut butter, which is perfect with the kale and tandoori spiced chickpeas. You can substitute tahini for the peanut butter if you have it on hand.
What veggies are you enjoying most this summer?