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Marinated Kale and Chickpea Salad With Sumac Onions

Marinated Kale and Chickpea Salad With Sumac Onions
Unlike most salads, this one keeps very well in the fridge, retaining its crunch and developing flavor over a couple days. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Toss gently before serving.  From seriouseats.com.
About This Recipe
Yield: Makes 4 salads
Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
This recipe appears in: Vegan: 2 Ways To Eat Kale, Chickpeas, and Sumac-Marinated Onions
Rated:  5 stars

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale, tough inner stems discarded, leaves roughly torn (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried ground sumac berries
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, grated on a microplane grater
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas or white beans, drained and rinsed
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Procedures

1.  1 Combine kale leaves with olie oil and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Toss until evenly coated. Allow to rest at room temperature until kale is lightly wilted, about 1 hour. 2.  2 Meanwhile, place onions in a medium bowl and cover with cold water. Allow to rest for 15 minutes. Rinse in several changes of water then carefully dry with a salad spinner lined with paper towels. Combine onions with sumac and sesame seeds. Season to taste with salt. 3.  3 Combine lemon juice, garlic, and mustard in a small bowl. Once kale is wilted, toss kale, lemon juice mixture, and chickpeas in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve salad topped with sumac onions.   About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Managing Editor of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook. Retrieved from: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/01/vegan-marinated-kale-chickpea-salad-sumac-onions-recipe.html?ref=box_featured  
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