Thursday, March 28, 2013

Kale Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing

It's been a whole two months since I posted last! Honestly, for most of February I wasn't feeling very inspired in the kitchen and thus didn't feel like I had much to share here. However, I've had a handful of friends message or mention in person how I haven't posted and how they've missed my blogging, so here I am again. 

I always want to bring you guys interesting delicious healthy recipes, and this one here doesn't disappoint. It's not my recipe; it's Kathy's from Lunch Box Bunch and can be found here. It includes all my favorite things: kale, chickpeas, avocado and tahini. 

I modified the recipe just slightly:
* I added half a diced tomato
* I used 1/4 avocado instead of half
* I used a Sumo Citrus instead of satsuma (if you haven't these gems from Whole Foods, you must do asap. They're not as cloyingly sweet as I find most oranges but not as sour as grapefruits; delicious). 
* I used half a lemon instead of just 1 tsp of juice. 

As with most kale salads, this one does better after having marinated for a while in the fridge. The dressing softens the tough kale. I also recommended massaging the dressing into the kale, instead of just pouring on top. Kale softens a ton when massaged. 


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