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A bowl of chickpea veggie salad with onion, kale, zucchini and bell pepper.

Easy Chickpea Veggie Salad

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This crunchy chickpea veggie salad is loaded with nutrition thanks to broccoli, zucchini, kale, red pepper, red onion and almonds. Bonus: you only need 20 minutes to make this simple but delicious meal!


Ingredients

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For the Salad

  • 28 oz can or 2 14 oz can chickpeas, drained and well-rinsed (approx. 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped (75 g)
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (40 g)
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli (225 g)
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 cup diced red onion (150 g)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced (1 heaping cup, 175 g)
  • 5 cups chopped kale, stems removed (150 g)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries

For the Lemon Tahini Dressing


Instructions

  1. De-stem the kale, cut into bite-sized pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to massage the kale with the lemon and olive oil for 1-2 minutes to soften.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and chop all the veggies and the almonds.
  3. To make the lemon tahini sauce, whisk all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Add a little water to adjust the consistency, if needed.
  4. Add everything to the bowl with the kale and mix well. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  5. Serve immediately or store in the fridge up to 4 days in a sealed container. If storing, store the dressing separately until before serving to help keep the salad fresher.

Notes

This makes 5 large meal-sized servings. Could serve 6-8 as a side.

Keywords: chickpea veggie salad, healthy chickpea salad