Green Garbanzo and Kale Salad
  • 10ounces frozen green garbanzos (or regular cooked garbanzos, rinsed and drained)
  • 1bunch Tuscan kale, ribs removed, leaves cut into small squares
  • ½teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • ½teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large roasted and peeled red bell peppers (bottled is fine), divided
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced small
  • 2stalks celery, diced small
  • ½ red onion, diced small
  • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, divided
  • ¼cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 fresh red serrano or Fresno chiles (seeded), or ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • ¼teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼cup flaxseed oil
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add garbanzos. Return to a boil and cook about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander, refresh under cold water, and drain thoroughly.
  2. Place kale in a large bowl. Put ¼ teaspoon salt and olive oil in the palm of one hand. Rub your palms together to coat, and then massage the kale, rubbing gently and thoroughly. After about 1 minute, the kale’s texture will change from stiff and dry to soft and silky.
  3. Cut one roasted red pepper into ½-inch dice and add to kale, along with drained garbanzos, green bell pepper, celery, onion, and 4 tablespoons chopped oregano. Toss gently to combine.
  4. Place remaining roasted red pepper in a blender, along with lime juice, garlic, red chiles (or cayenne), remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Process on high until smooth. With motor running, add flaxseed oil. Pour about three-fourths of red pepper sauce over vegetables and toss well; taste and adjust with more dressing, if desired. Serve, sprinkled with remaining oregano.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Green Garbanzo and Kale Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 321mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Protein 11g 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 307 cal, 12g fat (3g mono, 8g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 11g protein, 39g carb, 10g fiber, 321mg sodium