Easy Winter Chickpea Salad with Kale and Chopped Apples

This extremely easy and hearty winter chickpea salad with kale and chopped apple is delicious now or packed in a Mason jar for later.

  • Author: Erin Hendrickson
  • Prep Time: 7
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x



For the Salad:

  • 1 cup garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 2 cups kale, chopped and massaged
  • 2 Tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fuji apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped or halved

Dress with your favorite maple vinaigrette dressing. Mix ingredients below for a DIY version (makes about 1/4 cup):

  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon  balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons cup extra virgin olive oil
  • dash of salt/pepper to taste


1. De-stem and chop kale. Massage for 1-2 minutes to remove the bitter notes.

2. Add all ingredients except dressing to a bowl or plate.

3. Drizzle on your favorite maple vinaigrette dressing.

4. Add all ingredients to a bowl or place on plate or store in a Mason jar for later.