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Kale and Chickpea Salad

Recipe Highlights

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Source of Vitamin B
  • Calcium and bone health


Working as a captioner, it can be tough to find easy ways to make healthy meals that can be ready in a snap, especially when you need to jump on a show at any hour.  This kale and chickpea salad recipe is TCG’s Recipe of the Month because it can be made in large batches and it adds some freshness to your daily lunch as the seasons change and the spring weather brightens up.  The best part about this salad is you can make a batch for the entire week, and just drizzle on the dressing right before you’re ready to enjoy.  We personally like to give the kale a very quick steam to soften it first, but those that like raw kale may not want to.  Check out this recipe for an easy, healthy salad that is sure to satisfy for a long day of captioning.

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cucumber, chopped & peeled
  • 1 cup broccoli tops
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cup kale, stems removed and finely chopped (steam)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • a bunch of thyme

Dressing Ingredients:

  • juice from one lime
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or more to taste and preferred consistency)
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste

Get the printable recipe below:



adapted from The Dream Job Shop

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