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This Crunchy Chickpea Kale Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing is a healthy dinner recipe that is both quick and tasty | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #vegansalad

Crunchy Chickpea Kale Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

This Crunchy Chickpea Kale Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing is a healthy dinner recipe that is both quick and tasty.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKPEAS

  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

FOR THE PEANUT GINGER DRESSING

  • 6 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 5 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp ginger chopped, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 1-2 tbsp sriracha to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • water as needed

FOR THE SALAD

  • 3 cups kale chopped
  • 1 cup napa cabbage chopped or use pre-cut coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanuts chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the sesame oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chickpeas, soy sauce, sriracha and garlic powder to the pan. Sauté for 5-7 minutes.*

  2. While the chickpeas are cooking, prepare the dressing. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Add water until desired consistency is reached. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. 

  3. To assemble, add kale, cabbage, carrots, cilantro, peanuts, green onions and chickpeas to a bowl. Toss to combine. 

  4. Serve in bowls and top with desired amount of dressing. 

Recipe Notes

*You can serve this salad with the chickpeas warm, at room temperature or cold the next day.