Kale Quinoa Salad with Pesto
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This kale quinoa salad comes together easily with leftovers from our 5-day meal plan. No leftovers on hand? Just swap in your favorite roasted veggies, grains, and protein!
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
  • ½ cup cooked chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and dried
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 bunch of kale, stems removed (save the stems, we'll use them in a recipe coming up)
  • about 2 cups of Mean Green Grain Bowl leftovers
  • generous scoops of Creamy Kale Pepita Pesto
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle the chickpeas with olive oil and roast for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and lightly crisp. Season with salt and pepper as they come out of the oven.
  2. Tear the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces. Add a scoop of the pesto sauce and use your hands to massage the kale leaves until they're soft and wilted. The oils from the sauce will help break down the coarse leaves.
  3. Mix the grain bowl leftovers into the kale salad, along with a few more scoops of the pesto sauce. Add the chickpeas and serve with more sauce, as desired
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/kale-quinoa-salad/