Garlicky Chick Pea, Kale & Rocket Salad

Garlicky Chick Pea, Kale & Rocket Salad





Chick Peas

Peel apart garlic cloves but leave the skin on.

Avoid using any tiny garlic cloves from middle of the head. Preheat oven to 190 degrees

Add drained chickpeas to a mixing bowl and toss with oil, salt, and seasoning 

Add garlic cloves and seasoned chickpeas to a baking sheet.  

Drizzle garlic with a bit of olive or grape seed oil.  

Bake for 15-20 minutes (depending on the size of the garlic cloves), or until garlic is fragrant and slightly browned.  

Carefully remove garlic and set aside.

Continue baking chickpeas for 10-15 minutes more or until slightly crispy and golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside (the chickpeas will get more crispy as they cool).


Squeeze garlic out of skins / peel away skins and add to a mixing bowl.  

Add all remaining dressing ingredients and whisk vigorously to combine, smashing the garlic with the whisk. 

Taste and adjust seasonings as desired, adding more lemon for brightness, tahini for richness, and maple syrup for sweetness. Set aside

Kale & Serving

Add kale to a large mixing bowl.  

Before adding dressing, add 1 Tbsp each lemon juice and olive oil  to the kale and massage with hands to soften the texture and lessen bitterness.

Then add as much dressing as desired  and mix with a spoon or salad tongs.

Note, if you add a little for flavour, you can keep the rest in a side pourer to serve

Add in rocket for the final toss.

Top with chickpeas, sprinkle sesame seeds and serve.

note - best when fresh, though leftovers keep in the fridge for up to a few days.