This Kale Apple and Chickpea Salad with Vegan Feta is loaded with amazing flavours! It’s a great meal prep salad that’s loaded with protein and is sweet and crunchy!
When I made my 2019 goals for the year, I decided to make them super realistic goals that I wanted to follow, not strict and rigid goals that would make me feel like a failure if I didn’t. One of those goals was “have three salads a week”. Something simple that I could start incorporating to help ensure that I was packing way more veggies and fibre into my diet.
It wasn’t easy at first, but fast forward to now and it’s pretty routine for me to serve a salad alongside almost every single meal, sometimes including breakfast. One of the ways I did that was not only literally writing it down, I put a salad on my vision board. Yup, I really did do that, and today I’m making my own version of the salad in that photo – Kale Apple and Chickpea Salad with Vegan Feta!
It’s funny that I’ve been staring at a version of this salad since January. It’s just occurring to me to try and recreate it. In an attempt to give you easy and delicious recipes before we head off to New York then South East Asia for a month, I looked around my office and saw the salad. The salad on my vision board is from SELF magazine and features apples, kale and chickpeas.
I was actually drawn to the photo originally because of two things. It looks absolutely delicious and like the kind of salad I could whip up easily. So it makes sense to actually pull inspiration from it! Today’s salad also features apples, kale and chickpeas, and I’m also making a vegan feta for it. If you can, you could buy one, or follow along my vegan feta recipe. I’m making one of my favourite vinaigrettes also which I feel will be very complimentary.
This Kale, Apple and Chickpea Salad with Vegan Feta has so many delicious flavours, textures and nutritious components. It’s a great balance of fibre, protein thanks to the chickpea and tofu feta, fruits and veggies and will keep you full. It’s great for a quick cold lunch and so also, a picnic! Plus, you can meal prep it!
Q: I don’t like/can’t manage raw kale. Can I use something else?
A: So massaging the kale actually helps to break it down, so that the digestion is easier on your stomach. That being said, yes! Feel free to sub arugula or lettuce, but I would add the dressing right before eating so it isn’t soggy.
Q: Can I use a different vinaigrette?
A: Yes! You can use my sweet orange vinaigrette instead or my balsamic vinaigrette.
Q: Where can I find more salad recipes?
A: I have a Salads section on my recipe index!
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