Kale Salad with Cashews and Chickpeas | Cooking With Jade

Kale Salad with Cashews and Chickpeas


(Cooking Time: 10 minutes Preparation Time: 10 minutes Servings: 2)

Are you aware that people who have a high intake of fruits and vegetables appear to have a lower risk of cancer? Kale is one of the highest nutritional leafy foods that offer a variety of health benefits.  

Kale is fiber-rich and also contains antioxidants and vitamins. This kale salad is super simple to make and cashews and chickpeas dressing is making it perfectly healthy.



  • Amount per Serving
  • Calories 149g
  • Fats: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Protein:4g
Kale Salad


  • 2/3 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch of ground pepper
  • 1 bunch kale, midribs removed, leaves finely chopped (about 2 litres/8 cups)
  • 1/4 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated into strips
  • 2 apples, sliced (about 750 ml / 3 cups)
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds


  • Sprinkle the cashews with 180 ml (3/4 cup) of water. Cover and let soak overnight.
  • Pour the cashews and their soaking liquid into the bowl of a blender. Add lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey and salt. Pepper. Blend until smooth – you should have about 330 ml (1 1/3 cups) of dressing.
  • In a large bowl, place the chopped kale and cover with hot water. Leave to soak for at least 1 minute. Drain and squeeze the kale to extract as much liquid as possible.
  • Return to bowl. Add chickpeas, carrot, apples, avocado, goat cheese (if desired), dried cherries and pumpkin seeds. Drizzle with cashew vinaigrette. Stir to coat the ingredients. Serve on a serving platter.
  • Enjoy your dish!

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