Moroccan Roasted Chickpea Kale Salad

Moroccan chickpea kale salad drizzled with tahini dressing in a grey bowl.

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This flavorful Moroccan chickpea kale salad, with seasoned roasted chickpeas, bell pepper, raisins, almonds, and feta is anything but boring! It's a great make-ahead salad for lunches or a delicious side dish. (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free option)


  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 tsp Moroccan Seasoning
  • 1 small bunch dinosaur kale, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch coarse sea salt
  • Pinch freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Marcona almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Tahini Dressing (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Use paper towels to get chickpeas as dry as you can. Add to a bowl with 1 tbsp of olive oil and Moroccan seasoning. Toss well to coat. Spread chickpeas on prepared baking sheet. Roast 35-40 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  3. Place chopped kale in a large bowl. Add remaining 1 tbsp olive oil and lemon juice. Gently message oil and lemon into kale, Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add onion, bell pepper, almonds, raisins and feta to kale. Once chickpeas are done, add them to the salad. Toss to coat.
  5. If desired, drizzle with dressing.
  6. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • If you don't want to make the Moroccan seasoning, you can substitute ras el hanout if you happen to have it.
  • Omit cheese for dairy-free and vegan option.
  • I like dinosaur kale the best, but any kind of kale works fine!
  • If you can't find Marcona almonds, you can use regular almonds. Try toasting them for 5-10 minutes!
  • I originally didn't use any dressing in this salad. I love the addition of tahini dressing, but you can definitely skip it if you'd like. Or use any kind of dressing you prefer.

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