Salad with Garlicky Chickpeas
+ a Tangy Tahini Dressing

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale, destemmed and loosely chopped or torn
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (1½ for chickpeas, ½ for roasting garlic)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
    DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • hot water (to thin)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Peel apart the individual cloves of garlic, but leave the skin on. Put the garlic on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes until garlic is fragrant and slightly browned.
  2. While the garlic is roasting, heat 1 1/2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chickpeas to the pan, then add the cumin, paprika, and ginger powder and stir to coat evenly. Let sauté for 5 minutes, then stir. Let sauté for another 3-5 minutes and stir again.
  3. Take garlic out of oven. Once the garlic is cool enough to be handled, squeeze each clove out of the skin/peel away the skin. It should come out easily! Add cloves to the chickpeas and smash them a bit (being careful not to smash the chickpeas!). Stir and let sauté for a few more minutes.
  4. Add dressing ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine. Add hot water as needed to thin.
  5. Add the kale and 1 Tbsp each of olive oil and lemon juice to a large bowl. Before  adding the dressing, massage with your hands to soften the texture and lessen the bitterness of the kale, making it easier to digest! Add as much dressing as you want and toss (save the leftover dressing!).
  6. Top with chickpeas, serve, and enjoy!

Vegan nacho “cheese” Sauce

Ingredients:

    • 2 cups sweet potato, diced
    • 2 cups russet potato, diced
    • medium carrots, diced
    • a few pickled jalapeños, minced
    • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
    • ½ cup water
    • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • ½ onion
    • 2 cloves garlic

Instructions:

    1. Boil potatoes + carrots for about 20 minutes.
    2. While that’s boiling, sauté onions + garlic.
    3. Once they’re boiled/sautéed, add everything to a blender/food processor and process until smooth!
    4. Enjoy!

Guacamole Dip

avocado

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 5 Avocados, very soft
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 tomatoes, diced into small pieces
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • optional: 1 jalapeño to taste, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Take out seed from avocado and smash in same bowl
  2. In a bowl, squeeze lemon juice
  3. Add salt, onion, parsley, tomatoes, and garlic
  4. Mix well
  5. Add jalapeño if you like some spice!